Planning and Development District III is a voluntary association of county, municipal and Tribal governments. Its mission is to provide comprehensive development assistance to its membership and the private sector. The district offers a full range of services that help the region maintain public services and expand economic opportunities. The association is governed by a committee of elected officials, non-profit organization representatives and business interests. The district employs a professional staff with extensive experience in a variety of development and technical fields.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Planning and Development District III (30 day public review) is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of the region. It is produced yearly with funds provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration (EDA). (This is a large file it will take some time to download, please be patient)
Planning and Development District III service area includes 16 counties in South Central South Dakota - Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Charles Mix, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Lyman, Mellette, Sanborn, Tripp, and Yankton. Within our 16 counties are 3 Tribal Governments - Crow Creek, Lower Brule Sioux, and Yankton Sioux. Also within our service area are 62 cities. The total population of the region is 100,582 with 13,218 square miles.