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Elevate Rapid City was formed in 2019 as a merger of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership, and Economic Development Foundation (Ascent Innovation).

As the premier western South Dakota economic development organization, Elevate is committed to promoting business and personal advancement through a targeted spotlight on jobs, infrastructure, and overall quality of life in and around the Black Hills region and the Rapid City metro area. 

Together, we strive to embrace the heart and soul of our community through diversified growth and strong professional opportunities advocating the strengths of the Black Hills.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Elevate Welcomes Maddie Bazala

Maddie Bazala joined the Elevate Rapid City team as the Events & Marketing Coordinator. Before moving to Rapid City and joining the Elevate team, Maddie attended and graduated college in Minnesota at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul alongside her husband, Aidan.

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Monday, October 23, 2023

Elevate Rapid City Awarded Tech Hubs Strategy Development Grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration

Elevate Rapid City was one of 29 community applicants awarded a $500,000 Strategy Development Grant (SDG) from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Tech Hubs Program. The Tech Hubs Program is an economic development initiative designed to drive regional innovation and job creation by strengthening a region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy technology that will advance American competitiveness.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

9 Featured Job Openings in Rapid City This Week

Looking to elevate your career in Rapid City? Check out the Elevate Rapid City Career Center. There are more than 200 job openings available. You could find your next career in television, health care, engineering, and more. With that many options, it can get to be a lot. These are nine featured job openings offered by Elevate investors. 

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What We've Accomplished

When Elevate Rapid City was formed in 2018, we promised to deliver results to the Rapid City Region. This is the impact and growth our community has seen after the initial five years.

7,305
GOAL: CREATE 4,000 JOBS

January 2018: 68,473 / December 2022: 75,778

$820M
INCREASE ANNUAL CONSUMER SPENDING BY $125 MILLION

2021: $8.6B / 2022: $9.47B

17.5%
INCREASE INCOMES BY 15%

January 2018: $730 / December 2022: $858

$362 M
REACH $300M IN ANNUAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT

2021: $393.5M / 2022: $364.6M

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