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Governor's Office of Economic Development, 1934 - 2003


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

This record group contains records created and/or maintained by the offices of the Department of Executive Management. These offices include Economic Opportunity, Energy Policy, Economic Development, the State Planning Bureau, and the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Records include correspondence; reports and publications; photographs; subject files; administrative files; and posters.


  • 1934 - 2003

Administrative History

In 1987, Executive Reorganization Order 1 merged the Department of State Development, the Agricultural Development Division, and the Division of Industrial Development to form the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED). During the Rounds administration (2003-2010), the GOED was placed under the administrative jurisdiction of the Department of Tourism and State Development. Governor Daugaard once again made the GOED a cabinet-level agency when he took office in 2011.

The GOED works to expand job opportunities in South Dakota by retaining and expanding existing businesses, fostering new businesses, facilitating business succession, and recruiting out-of-state businesses. Recruitment efforts are focused on six targeted industries: Renewable Energy, Agribusiness, Biosciences, Firearms, and Computer/IT. The office works closely with community economic development corporations to expand and diversify the state’s industry and economy. Additionally, the GOED administers a variety of financing opportunities available to new and existing businesses.


2.55 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-6041 (Fax)