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

Andy Hubbart – Chair

Kim Easland – Secretary
American Bank & Trust

Dustin Christopherson – Treasurer

Doug Abraham – Trustee
May, Adam Law Firm

Ron Wagner – Trustee
First National Bank

Gordon Woods – Trustee
SD Intrastate Pipeline

Zach Clark – Trustee
Zach Clark Insurance

Bobbie Country
SD Dept. Labor & Regulation

Dawn Morris
Morris Inc.

Mary Lehecka-Nelson
Sen. Mike Rounds Office

Josh Larson
Avera St. Mary’s Hospital

Gaylon Gerber
All-Around Graphix

Jamie Huizenga
Pierre City Commission

Jessica Mefferd
Chamber of Commerce

Kristi Honeywell
Pierre City Administrator

Tom Rounds
Hughes County Commission

Jim Protexter
Chief Operating Officer

Anne Norden
Office Manager


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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