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Economic Development

Business and Economic Development in Deadwood, South Dakota

In addition to millions of annual visitors, Deadwood continues to attract residents and business people who seek a high quality of life and a favorable business climate. You’d be hard-pressed to find a safer—or more fun—place than Deadwood.

Well-funded law enforcement agencies, excellent fire protection and a low population base keep crime down in the area. Deadwood and South Dakota are proud to be the ideal location for businesses to succeed. We have no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no personal property tax, no inheritance tax and no business inventory tax. You don’t need a bunch of permits to do business in Deadwood, usually a sales tax license is all that is necessary. In any event, we will help you with any applications you need.

The Deadwood-Lead Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund is an in-house $3.25 million dollar assistance package for business start-up and expansion in our service communities. For more information, please contact our office. CLICK HERE to download an application.

For additional information on how to start a business in Deadwood contact:

Jace Jerome – Executive Director
Deadwood Economic Development Corporation
801 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754
(605) 722-6939 – Office

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