Help put your community on a business's short list by certifying your development-ready site. Enrolling in the Certified Site program assures companies that they are receiving the most accurate, detailed information about the site, mitigating some of the risk associated with development and making your community more attractive for their project.
South Dakota’s Certified Site Program offers expanding businesses prequalified sites that are ready for development. A South Dakota Certified Site mitigates the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about the site including price and availability, utilities, access, and environmental assessments. The program is available to all economic development organizations, counties, cities, townships, planning districts, business improvement districts and developers, and is operated under the supervision of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
HOW IT WORKS
There are four site classifications from which applicants may choose one to apply:
Applicants must submit one (1) paper copy of the application and one (1) paper copy of the attachments. All attachments will be organized in a three-ring binder and identified in the same manner as the application. All attachments must also by clearly labeled by section and subsection. The applicant must also submit the application and attachments in electronic format. The application must be signed, under the penalties of perjury, by a duly-authorized representative of the applying organization.
Send completed application and attachments to:
Governor's Office of Economic Development
Attn: Certified Ready Site Program
711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501
NOTE: DO NOT SEND THE ORIGINAL ATTACHMENTS. All the original documents should be retained by the applicant.
Certified Site Application
Site Development Resources
DOT Industrial Park grants
DENR Brownfields Program
Questions regarding the Certified Ready Site Program?
Contact Community Development Director, Joe Fiala
711 E Wells Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501