State P2 Programs

South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Pollution Prevention Program
Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-3181
Phone: 605-773-4216, Fax: 605-773-4068
Contact: Dennis Clarke, Program Coordinator

South Dakota's P2 Program is located in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Water Resources Assistance Program. The South Dakota P2 program specializes in providing source reduction technical assistance and information to the agricultural sector and rural communities. Other program initiatives provide assistance and information to small and mid-sized businesses and manufacturers. The program works through internal and external partnerships to deliver source reduction strategies to the state's citizens. Internal project partners include DENR's media programs and the Department of Agriculture. External partners include South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service, School of Mines and Technology, resource conservation and development districts, municipalities, and trade associations.

Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP)

The Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP) is a private, non-profit organization created in 1979 to help small, rural communities address water and wastewater concerns involving system development, management and rehabilitation. In 1987, the scope of MAP's assistance expanded to include solid waste management and market development. Small rural communities and other entities such as mobile home parks, water and sewer districts, and unincorporated areas are beneficiaries of MAP's no cost technical assistance and training.


Midwest Assistance Program, Inc.
PO Box 1093, Hill City, SD 57745
Phone: 605-574-4795, Fax: 605-574-4793
Contact: R.J. Inskeep, Rural Development Specialist, e-mail:

Midwest Assistance Program, Inc.
P.O. Box 95, Pickstown, SD 57367
Phone: 605/487-7006, Fax: 605/487-7214
Contact: Joe Dvorak, Area Director, e-mail:

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

South Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center
P.O. Box 220, South Dakota State University Harding Hall, Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: 605/688-4184, Fax: 605/688-5880
Kent Rufer, e-mail:
Craig Bailey, Phone: 605/394-6161, Fax: 605/394-6177, e-mail:

The South Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center (SDMEP) will work to enhance the competitive position of South Dakota's small and medium-sized manufacturers by helping them to adopt advanced manufacturing technology and business practices. Led by the Governor's Office of Economic Development, South Dakota State University, and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, SDMEP plans to create quality job opportunities in the state by working closely with other local service providers in South Dakota.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The SBDC Program is designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. SBDC services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies. Special SBDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, technical assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development.

SBDC Contacts:

State SBDC Office, 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605/677-5287, Fax: 605/677-5427
Contact: Wade Druin, State Director, e-mail:


Aberdeen SBDC, 416 Production Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605/626-2565, Fax: 605/626-2667
Contact: Kelly Weaver, Regional Director, e-mail:

Pierre SBDC, 800 W. Dakota Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605/945-1661, Fax: 605/224-6485
Contact: Christine Martin, Regional Director, e-mail:

Sioux Falls SBDC, 1000 N. West Avenue #400B, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605/367-5757, Fax: 605/367-5755
Contact: Wade Druin, Regional Director, e-mail:

Watertown SBDC, 124 First Avenue NW, P.O. Box 1207, Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605/882-5115, Fax: 605/882-5049
Contact: Belinda Engelhart, Regional Director, e-mail:

Yankton SBDC, 1808 Summit Avenue, P.O. Box 687, Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: 605/665-4408, Fax: 605/665-0303
Contact: Troy Grovenburg, Regional Director, e-mail:

Small Business Administration (SBA)

South Dakota District Office, Small Business Administration
110 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57102
Phone: 605/330-4231, Fax: 605/330-4215
Contact: Gene VanArsdale, District Director

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, in addition to a venture capital portfolio of $13 billion, SBA is the nation's largest single financial backer of small businesses. Last year, the SBA offered management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners. The SBA also plays a major role in the government's disaster relief efforts by making low-interest recovery loans to both homeowners and businesses. The US SBA is dedicated to providing customer- oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the entrepreneurial community.

Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP)

South Dakota Small Business Assistance Program
S.D. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
523 E. Capitol, Joe Foss Building, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 1-800/438-3367, Fax: 605-773-6035
Joe Nadenicek, Ombudsman, Phone: 605/773-3151, e-mail:
Tim Rogers, Tech Assistance Director, Phone: 605/773-3351, e-mail:

SBAPs have been established in each state to help small businesses comply with requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Small businesses affected include but are not limited to: agricultural chemical applicators, asphalt manufacturers and applicators, auto body shops, bakeries, dry cleaners, foundries, furniture manufacture and repair, gasoline service stations, general contractors, hospitals, lumber mills, metal finishers, newspapers, pest control operators, photo finishing labs, print shops, service and repair, and wood finishers. Technical assistance offered includes: informing businesses of applicable Clean Air Act requirements and helping them deal with specific technical, administrative and compliance problems; disseminating up-to-date information about the Clean Air Act; and referring businesses to environmental auditors who can help them evaluate a company's work practices, monitoring procedures, and record-keeping.


Engineering Resource Center
South Dakota State University
Box 2220, Harding Hall, Brookings, SD 57007-0199
Phone: 605-688-4184, Fax: 605-688-5880
Contact: Kevin Dalsted, Director, e-mail:

The Engineering Resource Center (ERC) supports the outreach mission of the College of Engineering at South Dakota State University by providing technical assistance to business, industry and governmental entities. Our faculty and staff are trained and experienced in practical applications of engineering principles, science, technology and entrepreneurship. The overall objective of ERC is the enhancement of local, state and regional economics so they can successfully compete in today’s global marketplace. ERC serves private citizens, business and industry in South Dakota as well as students and faculty at SDSU. Five complementary outreach and technology transfer programs make up the ERC. The knowledge and expertise in one program often supports or strengthens another of the programs.

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