Rapid City Economic Development

Welcome to Rapid City Gateway to the Black Hills

Split by a low mountain ridge that divides the western and eastern parts of the city, Rapid City is one of the best locations in the Midwest for business, lifestyle and mountain west culture.

Why Rapid City

What We Love

The Black Hills

With the Black Hills to the west, and rolling plains to the east, Rapid City blends an abundance of outdoor recreation with a healthy and balanced lifestyle.


Rapid City is an educational and training hub for the Black Hills region. Boasting nationally acclaimed programs for science and engineering research.

Arts & Culture

From the City of Presidents figures downtown to professional musicians with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Rapid City hosts a vibrant local arts scene.


Rapid City is a thriving metro with strong opportunities, pushing for progress to make the Black Hills an even more successful and dynamic place.

We Mean Business

Taxes & Business Environment

Experience an outstanding business climate helping you rise to the opportunity.

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National Rankings

Consistently ranking nationally, Rapid City continues to perform at record levels.

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Explore Your Opportunities

Doing Business Here

Rising Culture


Educational facilities in the area are considered top-notch with excellent opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students.

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Unlimited hours of recreation including sight-seeing, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and skiing.

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Explore Our Culture

Our Rising Culture

Rising Community

About Rapid City

Low startup costs and a lack of corporate and individual income taxes give South Dakota a very business-friendly climate.

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About Elevate Rapid City

No other point of contact in the community that can match the level of information provided.

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