Author Archives: pkurtenbach

Sturgis Couple plan to open new boutique hotel

Rod and Cassie Bradley hope to turn the tide on economic development in downtown Sturgis.  The Bradleys plan to renovate the former JC Penney building on Main Street into a 22-room boutique hotel.  The Hotel Sturgis will be at 1144 Main St., the current location of C&D Sales.  The couple are no stranger to the […]

Sturgis Brewing Co. Groundbreaking Set

STURGIS (11/26/2018) – The owners of The Knuckle Saloon and The Knuckle Brewing Co. invite the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for their latest microbrewery, The Sturgis Brewing Co. It will be held Thursday, November 29th, 10:00 a.m., at the construction site at 600 Anna Street, just off Exit 32, Sturgis.   RCS Construction […]

Sturgis Economic Development Corp Names New Director

STURGIS, SD (9/25/2018) – Following a nationwide search, the Board of Directors of the Sturgis Economic Development Corp (SEDC) announces that Amanda Anglin has been appointed SEDC Executive Director effective October 15, 2018. Anglin is a South Dakota native and graduate of South Dakota State University. She has been employed in various city government capacities, […]

Sturgis reaping the fruits of their labor

STURGIS (4.10.2018) — Ten years ago, residents of Sturgis, business owners and city officials gathered at a town-hall meeting to talk about a plan for their community’s future. Sturgis Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) President Pat Kurtenbach remembers that as a watershed moment for Sturgis. The Future Sturgis Initiative, funded in part by SEDC, defined a […]

Students learn from reverse career day

STURGIS (3/27/2018)— Now in its sixth year, the reverse career day is a chance for Sturgis Brown High School students to learn first-hand about modern manufacturing processes. The program takes place at the Sturgis Industrial Park, which hosts several businesses that depend on machinists. Following the first reverse career day, the Meade School District realized […]

Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance Plans Workshops

  RAPID CITY (3.5.2018) | Elected officials, local leaders and economic development professionals will gather in two Black Hills towns April 4-5, to learn more about attracting new businesses to their communities. Hosted by the Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance, the workshops titled, “Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Growth,” will allow elected officials, local community leaders, […]

SEDC Newsletter

STURGIS, SD 11.30.2017 NEW MEMBERS Please join the SEDC Board of Directors in welcoming Just for Looks and Richter’s Tire & Exhaust as new SEDC investors. MEADE COUNTY DISCRETIONARY FORMULA RE-AFFIRMED The SEDC Board of Directors thanks the Meade County Commissioners for re-affirming the County’s current discretionary formula. In place since 2010, it provides 5-year, […]

Wildflower Townhomes Coming to Sturgis

STURGIS, SD (8/1/2017) –Wildflower Townhomes, a 15-unit residential community, is coming to Sturgis. Located on two acres surrounding the former Francis Case elementary school, it is designed for people of any age who want carefree, ground level living. Owners/developers Tim and Peggy Heuston will host an informal public “Meet and Greet” on Friday, August 18th, […]

Governor lauds Sturgis efforts to be a year-round destination

Sturgis, SD – 6.6.17  Gov. Daugaard says he enjoys the Capital for a Day program because it gets him out of his office to meet people where they live and hear about their challenges and celebrate their successes. People around the nation talked about how Washington, D.C. can be like an island. Daugaard said Pierre can […]