Business Resources

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Business Resources in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber supports and speaks for those engaged in business, industry, agriculture, transportation, education, healthcare and private sector enterprises. The Chamber’s mission is to serve as the leading business advocate for the economic health and vitality of their membership, the community, and the greater Aberdeen area.

The Chamber pursues its vision and mission by: Serving the region as the central networking organization from which ideas, resources and assets can be drawn; Unifying and advancing membership, community and regional interests; Cultivating future leadership and advancing opportunities in the State; Educating businesses and individuals on workforce readiness and development issues; and Promoting and encouraging growth of the membership, community, and area. If you’ve started a business and want to get connected to the community or need more business resources, reach out to the Chamber.

Gail Ochs, CEO
516 S Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 225-2860

Aberdeen Downtown Association

The Aberdeen Downtown Association is committed to creating vitality in the heart of Aberdeen. Downtown is the traditional commercial district of a community. The Revolving Loan Fund was created to assist new and existing businesses in the downtown Aberdeen area. The Aberdeen Business Improvement District has received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist new and existing businesses in the core area.

Alexa Sheldon, Executive Director
208 S. Main St., Ste. 2
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 226-3441

Aberdeen Development Corporation

The Aberdeen Development Corporation’s mission is to recruit, retain, expand and provide entrepreneurial support to enhance the economic opportunity in Aberdeen and the surrounding region. Job growth and business expansion are critical for creating a vibrant and thriving community. We leverage resources to make Aberdeen the South Dakota choice for people and businesses. Our primary areas of focus are Business Development, Business Expansion and Business Retention.

There are a number of financial incentives available to companies expanding in Aberdeen, South Dakota, both at the state and local levels. If you would like to learn more about any of these programs and how they can be used to assist with your business expansion or relocation to Aberdeen, please contact Mike Bockorny.

Mike Bockorny, CEO
506 S Main Street, Ste 2
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 229-5335

Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Whether you are looking to start a new business, or relocate or expand your existing business, the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) can probably help. We have all the information you need to take your company to the next level and stories of success from companies that have been in your shoes before. We’ve compiled our best resources to help you take your concept from an idea to a thriving company. The GOED offers a New Business Checklist, and Licensing documents will help you get started.

Laure Swanson, Partner Relations Representative

123 S Lincoln St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 280-6299


Small Business Development Center

The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive. The South Dakota SBDC provides professional, confidential, no-cost business consulting services and business resources to individuals starting a small business or improving their existing businesses.

Aberdeen Office
Kelly Weaver, Regional Director
506 S. Main St. Ste. 2
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 626-2565
Fax: (605) 626-2667

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