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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 […]

USD Discovery District Breaks Ground for First Building Project

November 20th, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre corporate and academic research park in northwest Sioux Falls, held a groundbreaking today for its first building project. “We’re excited to have such a large and impactful project to launch South Dakota’s first innovation community,” said Rich Naser, Jr., president of the USD Discovery District. […]

USD Discovery District Announces Anchor Tenants for Innovation Community

June 4th, 2018

Historic partnership among State, USD and the private sector catalyzes biopharma industry SIOUX FALLS, SD – The USD Discovery District and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that SAB Biotherapeutics and Alumend will become the innovation community’s anchor tenants. The Discovery District, an 80-acre planned corporate and academic research park adjacent to […]

USD Discovery District Open for Business

March 7th, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today reported on development progress and key milestones going into 2018. The Discovery District, a planned innovation community adjacent to the University Center in northwest Sioux Falls, will provide access to research facilities and infrastructure […]

USD Discovery District Options Expand with Key Legislation

February 15th, 2018

Removal of 80-acre restriction opens larger development opportunities  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced that it can broaden its leasing options with the passing of HB 1063 that removes the 80-acre restriction on the development. The removal of […]

Research Parks Recognize Abbott’s Vision for a “State of Innovation”

February 1st, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – The USD Discovery District and the Research Park at South Dakota State University today awarded University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott the inaugural “State of Innovation” Visionary Award for making South Dakota a state of innovation. The award was presented today at the annual Research Park Day at the Legislature. […]

USD Discovery District selects Tetrad Property Group as development partner for first building

June 28th, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced it has selected Tetrad Property Group, LLC (TPG) as its preferred research facility developer. The Discovery District signed a letter of intent with TPG for one or more multi-tenant […]

Discovery District Groundbreaking Celebrates Partnerships and Possibilities

May 18th, 2017

USD Discovery District–a destination to live, work and play SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, held a public groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the launch of South Dakota’s first innovation community and the public-private partnerships that have made the historic project […]