New efficient energy now more affordable than ever

SPEARFISH| The new lighting technology for businesses and homes is better, and less expensive.

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Spearfish Makes Sense & Cents

It just makes sense.

Spearfish, South Dakota recently received another accolade suiting an outdoor-centric lifestyle. This is another example of why Spearfish is a perfect fit for outdoor product companies:

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SEDC Attends Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Spearfish, SD – July 30, 2018 – Recognizing the attraction of Spearfish’s strong economic advantages -as well the area’s outdoor recreation/active lifestyle appeal- Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has launched a strategic initiative to recruit additional outdoor product manufacturing companies to the community. As part of these efforts, SEDC Executive Director Kory Menken recently attended the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow in Denver.

Spearfish Economic Development at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing attendees from throughout the world, including over 600 exhibitors from a variety of industries including backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking and fly fishing. “This show provided SEDC with an outstanding opportunity to share the Spearfish story directly with key decision makers and influencers from the outdoor product manufacturing market,” said Menken. “Our participation was especially timely as Livability.com recently listed Spearfish as one of ‘The Best Home Base Cities for Adventure Enthusiasts.’”

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SEDC Hosts Workforce Development Roundtable

SEDC Hosts Workforce Development Roundtable

Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) recently hosted an informative roundtable discussion

with local business leaders and representatives from Western Dakota Tech (WDT), Black Hills State University, and the Spearfish School District.  Read more

Dakota Seafood Spearfish Receives $100K SERF loan

By Kaija Swisher – Black Hills Pioneer

Dakota Seafood will open it’s doors on the first floor of the new building at the corner of Main Street and Jackson Boulevard.

SPEARFISH – A third new business is set to join Spearfish Brewing and the RedWater Kitchen on the first floor of the new building at the corner of Main Street and Jackson Boulevard in Spearfish: Dakota Seafood Spearfish, LLC, received approval for a $100,000 Spearfish Economic Revolving Fund (SERF) loan Monday.

Kory Menken, Executive director of Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), Explained that the SEDC Finance/Loan Committee reviewed the SERF loan application on May 30 and recommended that the council approve the loan. In addition to the SERF loan, the business has also received a $202,000 South Dakota WORKS program loan through the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Read more

New commercial development breaks ground in Spearfish

Site on Colorado Blvd. to house 3 buildings for multiple businesses

By Kaija Swisher – Black Hills Pioneer

There was a groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting celebration Wednesday for a new commercial development at 4315 E. Colorado Blvd. in Spearfish, which will be the new home for Jake’s Collision Repair, Millenia Motors, and The Detail Shop, with additional commercial space available.

There was a groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting celebration May 23 for a new commercial development at 4315 E. Colorado Blvd. in Spearfish, which will be the new home for Jake’s Collision Repair, Millenia Motors, and The Detail Shop, with additional commercial space available.

SPEARFISH – Business Continues to boom in Spearfish, with ground broken on May 23rd at 4315 E. Colorado Blvd. to eventually house a commercial development with multiple businesses on site.

Aaron Schoon, owner of Jake’s Collision Repair and lead partner in the development, described that there would be three buildings on the lot: A 7,000-square-foot body shop, 7,000-square-foot industrial shop rental building, and 3,000-square-foot office building, all of which were designed by Legacy Custom Homes of Spearfish, which would serve as the general contractor and is a partner on the project. Read more

The Granary District

A groundbreaking event for Spearfish’s newest commercial development, The Granary District, will be held Thursday, May 3 at 3:15 pm. The Granary District is located at the Village at Creekside on the corner of North Avenue and Yukon Place, adjacent to the Creekside Apartments. The groundbreaking event will include an overview of the development plan, introduction of new tenants, and opportunities available to existing and new businesses.

“The Granary District will be an absolutely tremendous addition to the Spearfish community,” said Kory Menken, SEDC Executive Director.  “SEDC is proud that we were able to work with both the developers as well as the future tenants on this exciting project.” Read more

Lookout Mountain Plaza

Lookout Mountain PlazaSpearfish construction continues to rise at Exit 14.

Ground was broke for the new Lookout Mountain Plaza on April 23rd. The Lookout Mountain Plaza is located off Exit 14, on the corner of Platinum Drive adjacent to Applebee’s Grill & Bar. The event included an overview of the development plan, prospects and opportunities available to existing and new businesses.

“This new addition is an exciting opportunity for Spearfish, especially with the high demand for office space,” said Kory Menken, SEDC Executive Director. “The development will be a nice enhancement to the area.” Read more

New Climbing Gym Opening in Spearfish

By Jim Holland, Rapid City Journal

SPEARFISH | Building on the reputation of the Black Hills area as a rock climber’s paradise, Spearfish will host the inaugural Black Hills Climbing Festival in July, and will soo

n be home to an indoor climbing gym.

The Climbing Festival is set for July 13-14 and the new climbing gym is scheduled to open May 1 at 1930 North Ave. Both the festival and the gym are being brought to Spearfish by High Mountain Outfitters, which caters to rock climbers, as well as hikers, campers, paddlers and all outdoor enthusiasts.

Spearfish is a natural base camp for rock climbing enthusiasts with four major climbing destinations in and around the Black Hills, including Spearfish Canyon, The Needles in Custer State Park, spires behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, known as the Needles of Rushmore, and Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower.

High Mountain Outfitters is opening a new store in Custer later this month, joining existing locations in Spearfish and Hot Springs.

Owner Justin Stephens said the new climbing gym will be the first full-service indoor climbing facility in western South Dakota.

 

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Recruiting Outdoor Product Manufacturing Companies

Recognizing the attraction of Spearfish’s strong economic advantages -as well our outdoor recreation/active lifestyle appeal- SEDC is making a strategic effort to recruit ad

SEDC has placed a half-page advertisement in the Spring issue of The Drake magazine.

ditional outdoor product manufacturing companies to our community. As part of these efforts, we have placed a half-page advertisement in the Spring issue of The Drake magazine. Founded in 1998, The Drake has become one of the premier fly fishing magazines and is sold in nearly 2,000 stores nationwide including 331 fly shops, 560 Barnes & Noble stores and hundreds of independent retailers. In addition to print, the publication is also available digitally. We will be placing similar advertisements in other outdoor lifestyle magazines in the future.

In addition to strategic ad placements, SEDC will also be attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show in Denver this July. This is the premier outdoor sports show in the nation with over 600 exhibitors from a variety of industries including backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking and fly fishing. The show will provide SEDC a unique opportunity to network directly with key decision makers and influencers from the outdoor product manufacturing market. This is extremely timely as Livability.com recently listed Spearfish as one of “The Best Home Base Cities for Adventure Enthusiasts.”

The SEDC Board and staff highly value the feed   back and ideas we receive from the SEDC membership. Please let us know if you have any personal or professional contacts in the outdoor products industry that you believe we should contact, or suggestions on this overall marketing initiative.