SEDC Update July 2018

JULY, 2018   New SEDC board member. Jeff Dragseth, General Manager of CBH Cooperative, regretfully resigned his SEDC board position in May. Since CBH acquired the Gillette, WY operation in May, Jeff has needed to focus on merging and structuring the organizations. According to SEDC bylaws, the SEDC board can appoint someone to fill a […]

SEDC President to Retire; Position Posted Here

STURGIS (6.8.2018) —At the annual board retreat of the Sturgis Economic Development Corp, SEDC President Pat Kurtenbach announced her plans to retire at the end of 2018. Kurtenbach has been at the helm of SEDC since 2010. The SEDC Board will begin a nationwide search this month for her replacement. While Kurtenbach is looking forward […]

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 […]

Sturgis Touts Development Opportunities

STURGIS (3.2.2018) — No pompoms or hometown pennants were waved, but a gathering to promote economic opportunities in Sturgis Tuesday had the feel of an old-time pep rally. City Manager Daniel Ainslie and Sturgis Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) Director Pat Kurtenbach served as cheerleaders, giving an overview of past development successes and opportunities ripe for […]

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, […]