SALEM, SD (Dakota News Now) – A new 21-acre industrial park in Salem, South Dakota, aims to attract new businesses, jobs and families to the community.
The Salem Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) announced that the park has already received a lot of interest from future businesses.
“Sioux Falls is getting closer to Salem every day. Because of the community’s investment, we are poised to grow along with other remote communities,” said Jeremy Grady, SEDC board chairman.
SEDC is partnering with three organizations to plan and sell the park: DGR Engineering, Bender Commercial Real Estate and Sioux Metro Growth Alliance. DGR, a Salem urban engineering firm, helped the council develop the 9-Lot concept, which ranges in size from two-thirds of an acre to 5 acres. Bender Commercial is the leader in the industrial land market in the Sioux Falls area.
Signing a non-exclusive listing agreement with Bender allows maximum flexibility for local realtors in reaching the wide range of potential business that Bender can bring to the table, according to the Sioux Metro Development Association.
Bradyn Neisse, a commercial real estate agent with Bender Real Estate, is from Howard, South Dakota and knows Salem well.
“I grew up in Salem and I look forward to using my services to bring economic opportunity to the community,” Neises said. “I’m excited to help grow the small town community.”
The City of Salem joined the Sioux Metro Regional Economic Development Organization (SMGA) in 2022. SMGA assists Salem in its economic development and planning efforts, including by staffing its Economic Development Director.
“This industrial park will put Salem on the map for businesses looking to invest in the Sioux metro,” said Jesse Fonkert, president and CEO of SMGA.
The park’s goal is to sell a few lots this summer and start construction on the new road as soon as possible.
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