Economic Development Map

South Dakota’s road to economic development

Science and technology are vital to the future of South Dakota’s economic health. South Dakota’s Vision 2020 Science and Technology plan provides our state with a roadmap for supporting and growing science and technology education and economic development that will create higher-paying jobs and high value exports.

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Science and Technology
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and schools in each district.

person iconBlack Hills:43,401 S&T jobs
Nanofiber Separations
VRC Metal Systems
Quarq
Immutrix Therapeutics, Inc.
CalxAqua
Thubrikar Aoertic Valve, Inc.
person iconCentral:6,973 S&T jobs
Smart Solutions
Octaflex Environmental Systems
person iconNECOG:20,869 S&T jobs
person iconDistrict I:27,635 S&T jobs
Prairie Aquatech
TJ Technologies (Novozymes)
Medgene
DAST, LLC
VST, LLC
Tranzderm Solutions
person iconDistrict II:31,417 S&T jobs
Innovative Systems
Secure Healthcare Solutions
person iconSECOG:74,391 S&T jobs
DocuTap
Secure Banking Solutions
Sioux Stream
Antimicrobial Materials
Alumend, LCC
Aquatech Bioenergy, LLC
DAST, LLC
SAB Biotheraputics
Prairie Scientific Innovations, LLC
BHSU
SDSMT
Oglala Lakota
CollegeOglala Lakota College
Sinte Gleska
UniversitySinte Gleska University
DWU
USD
AU
DSU
SDSU
NSU
Sisseton Wahpeton CollegeSisseton Wahpeton College
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28% of South Dakota’s job growth in the past 5 years has come from these industries:

Hover over each button to see S & T employment growth projections for South Dakota.

IT, Cyber Security & Information Assurance
2017
12,856

2020
14,399
Materials & Advanced Manufacturing
2017
21,856

2020
23,692
Value-Added Agribusiness / Agriculture
2017
51,438

2020
53,496
Human Health
& Nutrition
2017
29,337

2020
32,564
Energy &
Environmental Jobs
2017
22,588

2020
24,395

Data displayed was collected from the following sources: 1. EMSI and RTS, 2016. 2. South Dakota Biotech Association. 3. SDBOR FY2016 Factbook. 4. vitalsigns.changetheequation.org/state/south-dakota. 5. www.bio.org/battelle2014. 6. SDBOR Dashboard. 7. SD Department of Education. 8. SD Department of Labor Market Information Center - 2nd Quarter, 2016 2-digit NAICS industry codes (33, 32, 11, 31, 42, 54, 22, 21, 23, 42, 32, 53, 48, 62, 51, and 61).

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