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Elevate Rapid City receives grant to spearhead regional workforce development

Elevate Rapid City campus
C.J. Keene
Elevate Rapid City campus

Elevate Rapid City receives a $500,000 Strategy Development Grant to drive regional innovation.

These funds are through the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration's Tech Hubs Program.

Grant recipients are tasked with leading regional partners to work together on workforce development.

Elevate Rapid City will work with the City of Rapid City, South Dakota Mines, and the Sanford Underground Research Facility along with other organizations.

Elevate was one of 29 applicants nationwide to receive grant funding.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.