About PEDCO

PEDCO’s mission is to stimulate, diversify and escalate the economy of the greater Pierre area.

First formed in 1980 as Pierre Unlimited, the Pierre Economic Development Corporation has been involved in many aspects of Pierre’s growth. The Ramkota RiverCentre, Runnings Farm & Fleet Distribution Center, the new South Dakota Governor’s Residence and Eagle Creek Software Services are all examples of an enthusiastic board of directors and hundreds of dedicated volunteers united in the cause of building a better Pierre.

PEDCO is committed to expanding the area’s economy through diversification of employment opportunities. Companies considering expansion or relocation will find no red tape, supportive government and a workforce ethic offering the highest level of quality, reliability and productivity.

Incentives, financing, wage and labor studies, facilities, training and a cost comparison of doing business in Pierre are all bundled together to make the site selection process easy.

For more information, E-mail PEDCO

Mark Anderson – Chair
SD Department of Labor

Ron Wagner – Chair-Elect
First National Bank

Kim Easland – Treasurer
American Bank & Trust

Dawn Morris – Secretary
Morris Inc.

Doug Abraham
May, Adam Law Firm

Trace Beck
Beck Motor Co.

Larry Deiter
SD Division of Insurance

Rick Dockter
Ameriprise Financial

Andy Hubbart
BankWest

Karl Richards
Avera Medical Associates

Tiffany Sanderson
Vivayic

Gordon Woods
SD Intrastate Pipeline

Blake Barringer
Pierre City Commission

Bryan Beck
Chamber of Commerce

Kim Olson
Sen. Mike Rounds Office

Kristi Honeywell
Pierre City Administrator

Norm Weaver
Hughes County Commission

Jim Protexter
Chief Operating Officer

Penny Andersen
Administrative Asst.

PEDCO

Pierre Economic Development Corporation
Jim Protexter, Chief Operating Officer
800 West Dakota Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota  57501

Phone: 605-224-6610
Toll Free: 800-962-2034
Mobile: 605-280-6162

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