Economic development group seeks $2 million contribution from Rapid City

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“The group, Elevate Rapid City, was unveiled in April as a collaborative umbrella organization including the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Rapid City Economic Development Partnership, Ellsworth Development Authority and Economic Development Foundation… At the April 10 announcement, the group said it had raised $3 million toward its goal of $4.25 million in private-sector funding. On Monday, it was up to $4 million.

… in June 2017, a workshop with Convergent Nonprofit Solutions – an Atlanta-based company specializing in economic development and nonprofit fundraising efforts – led to 62 confidential interviews between community leaders and Convergent’s Rapid City team about the opportunities and challenges Rapid CIty’s business community and economy faces.

Elevate Rapid City’s prospectus and five-year plan was the result.”