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Future Fund

Category: State Incentives, Grants & Loans


Following the recession of the early 1980s, the Future Fund was developed in 1987 with $1.8 million to invest in South Dakota’s workforce and build its economy. It helps to support the training of employees, retraining of employees during layoffs, business recruitment, and research and entrepreneurial activities. In 2011, $6,978,077 was awarded to 27 companies for these purposes, creating 1,335 jobs.


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Big Sioux Pork opened in April of 2012. As of 2015  they employ 14 people full time, with an additional 3 part-time staff members. Through November of 2015 they've weaned 28,000 piglets!