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USD Discovery District Conducts Market Study to Navigate Post-Pandemic Biotech Market

June 14th, 2023

June 14, 2023 As the USD Discovery District moves forward with its plans to create a dynamic and collaborative environment for biotech and life science companies, it recognizes the need to stay ahead of the ever-evolving market trends. To accomplish this, USD Discovery District have undertaken a comprehensive market study to gain valuable insights into […]

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 […]

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