The USD Discovery District is a resource to help grow companies in South Dakota and connect universities with innovation-driven businesses.

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USD Names James Abbott as Discovery District Interim President and CEO

October 13th, 2021

October 13, 2021 VERMILLION, S.D. – Former University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott will assume a new leadership post at the USD Discovery District as interim president and chief executive officer, helping the innovation community move one step closer toward making the much-anticipated initial Discovery District building a reality. Abbott, who retired in 2018 […]

Discovery District Builds on Partnerships

August 1st, 2019

The USD Discovery District, a corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, is advancing its mission to foster innovation-focused economic development. “The goal of the District is to strengthen the region’s capacity to support, grow and attract innovation-based businesses resulting in new jobs, increased regional wealth and enhanced tax revenues,” said Rich […]

Discovery District Creating Community of Innovation in Sioux Falls

May 31st, 2019

By Andrea Van Essen | May 31, 2019 Things are heating up on the northeast edge of Sioux Falls. The USD Discovery District, a project that’s been in the works for more than 20 years, officially opened for business in 2017 when its first two streets, West Nobel Street and North Frances Avenue, were completed, creating access to the […]

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