Case Studies

Medical technology company makes Sioux Falls its headquarters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Inanovate Inc. has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to help advance a testing process for detecting cancer. “We’re developing a test for analyzing small blood samples for diagnosing cancer, and our first application is for diagnosing breast cancer,” said David Ure, founder and CEO of […]

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VRC Metal Systems doubles in size and output

RAPID CITY, S.D. – VRC Metal Systems recently completed its fourth year of operations. Employment increased from about 20 people to 40 during 2016 and sales rose from about $2 million to more than $5 million.  “We’re expecting to exceed $10 million in 2017. We’ve been more than doubling in sales the past four years running,” […]

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SBDC helps riverside restaurant & event center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – Beautiful scenery is not the only attraction at Drifters Bar & Grille, but it’s a major asset for this dual purpose facility which is getting ready to celebrate its first anniversary. The double business opened with little fanfare in May 2016 with Drifters Event Center, which can accommodate more than 300 […]

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With assistance from SBDC, moving and storage business achieves success

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Emily LaBore-Heintzman didn’t take a traditional route to business success. The former cosmetologist and tanning salon operator was a stay-at-home mother when she and her husband, Steve Heintzman, started Double Duty Movers & Portable Storage. The couple started the company from scratch in 2011 and have turned it into a business with […]

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