The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority was created by the South Dakota Legislature
in March of 2009 with the following mission:

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.

For more information, please contact the Authority Information Line at

 info@ellsworthauthority.org or call 605-719-3844.

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