South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority was created by the South
Dakota Legislature in March of 2009 with the following mission:
- To make sure that the Great State of South Dakota is always a Great Place for the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct its essential national defense mission at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
- To work hand in hand with local governments, the private sector and property owners to promote the health and safety of those living or working near the base.
- To protect and promote the economic impact of Ellsworth Air Force Base and associated industry.
- To work with the Base and local communities to prepare for additional growth in missions at Ellsworth Air Force Base.