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 – Chairman
SD Department of Labor

Doug Abraham – Past Chairman
May, Adam, Gerdes, Thompson

Dawn Morris – Secretary
Morris Inc.

Ron Wagner – Treasurer
First National Bank

Trace Beck – Trustee
Beck Motor Co.

Larry Deiter – Trustee
SD Department of Labor & Regulation

Gordon Woods – Trustee
SD Intrastate Pipeline

Rick Dockter
Ameriprise Financial

Kim Easland
American Bank & Trust

Casey Heenan
First Dakota National Bank

Andy Hubbart

Karl Richards
Avera Medical Associates Clinic

Tiffany Sanderson
SD Department of Education

Blake Barringer
Pierre City Commission

Kim Olson
Area Director, Sen. Mike Rounds

Melissa Puepke
Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Kristi Honeywell
Pierre City Administrator

Jim Protexter
Chief Operating Officer


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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