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USD Discovery District awards Contract for Infrastructure

March 13th, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced it has awarded the contract for its initial infrastructure construction to Runge Enterprises, Inc. of Sioux Falls. Ten bid proposals were submitted for the project. Runge Enterprises’ bid of $1.214 million was […]

USD Discovery District calls for Hotel Proposals

March 6th, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced it is requesting proposals for a hotel development. The request calls for a multi-story hotel on the site located adjacent to the University Center in northwest Sioux Falls. The outlined hotel development […]

USD Discovery District infrastructure out for bid

January 27th, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced it has requested bids for its initial infrastructure to be built. This infrastructure for this innovation community includes 2,800 feet, of the anticipated 11,000 feet of roads and public utilities (water and […]

USD Discovery District awarded $755,000 EDA development grant

August 11th, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced it has been awarded a $755,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for infrastructure development. The grant will be used to build 2,800 feet of roads plus utilities needed to initiate […]

NanoBlood LLC plans facility for USD Discovery District

April 28th, 2015

NanoBlood LLC, based in Irvine, Calif., announced today that it is relocating to the South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC) in Sioux Falls, S.D., to continue the regulatory and commercial development of its nano red blood cell as a life-saving drug in critical care and transfusion medicine. “This is the kind of science that rewrites […]

Master plan complete for newly named USD Discovery District

February 10th, 2015

The master plan for the newly named University of South Dakota Discovery District is complete and the next steps for implementing that plan are underway. The potential to rename became evident as the process advanced, says Rich Naser, president of the park corporation. “As the Architecture Incorporated and Perkins & Will planning team gathered local […]

Consultant offers new direction for USD Research Park

November 12th, 2014

Research parks are changing. Instead of sprawling campuses of laboratories, research areas of the future are more likely to take the form of high-density districts of innovation. That’s the conclusion of consultants who recently wrapped up a master plan for the USD Research Park and presented a recommendation different from what local leadership originally envisioned. […]

USD aseptic GMP suite nears completion

June 20th, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of South Dakota is putting the finishing touches on its new Aseptic Good Manufacturing Practices Production and Training Center (USD GMP) at the GEAR Center in Sioux Falls. The 875 sq. ft. suite will be operated by the University of South Dakota Biomedical Engineering program to assist private companies […]

Park planning process reaches half-way point

June 12th, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The master planning process for the USD Research Park in Sioux Falls is at the halfway point and will be complete in the Fall of this year. The master planning team of Architecture Incorporated and Perkins & Will briefed the South Dakota Board of Regents on their findings and initial directions […]

USD Research Park will help shape region’s economic future

January 31st, 2014

It is an exciting time to be promoting innovation-driven economic development in the Dakota’s as part of the team establishing the new University of South DakotaResearch Park in Sioux Falls. A strong partnership between the South Dakota Board of Regents, USD, Forward Sioux Falls (a partnership between the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and […]