Before starting a new business in Sioux Falls, you may want to check with several City departments. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions and resources to guide you.
The City maintains a commitment to disadvantaged businesses.
Small businesses owned by minorities, women, or other disadvantaged groups may qualify as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). The City works with South Dakota DBE certifications so DBEs have the maximum opportunity to compete for and perform federally assisted contracts and subcontracts. If you’d like to learn more about the necessary requirements and benefits of DBE certification, contact the City’s Contract Compliance Specialist at (605) 367-8176.
Businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons may qualify for funds through Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-assisted projects. The Contract Compliance Specialist can share information about current opportunities.