Government Research Bureau

The Government Research Bureau (GRB), established in 1939, has a distinguished history of conducting applied research on public policy and administrative issues affecting the State of South Dakota, local governments, and American Indian Reservations and nonprofits. 

The bureau employs the most modern and innovative analysis tools. Technical expertise is used to assist state and local government officials in the areas of economic development and policy formation.

Our Work

  • Policy Analysis
    Our research team will help you evaluate policy alternatives in order to achieve a given set of goals. We can also analyze the outcomes of current policies and help to predict the outcomes of policy change.
  • Strategic Planning
    We specialize in helping clients create a vision for their organizations by crafting a series of steps that will help them to achieve long-term success.
  • Community Development
    From small planning sessions with community leaders to large-scale community assessment surveys, our research teams can help your community identify and achieve its goals.
  • Program Evaluation
    Our teams are trained to help your organization set goals, create a program to achieve them, and understand the degree to which those goals have been met.

Students interested in public service careers can apply here

If your organization would like to work with the GRB, please contact us.

News in Brief

  • GRB Welcomes New Summer Researchers

    Three research assistants have been recently hired by the GRB to assist with upcoming projects. Olivia Mann, Jeremy Fajman, and Katharina Garcia will join the current staff in completing research projects with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

  • Nolan Schroeder

    Nolan Schroader, a graduate assistant to the GRB, has recently been selected to become the City of Hot Springs City Administrator. Schroader served as the graduate research assistant for the GRB in the fall attending classes full-time.

  • The Government Research Bureau was recently contracted by the City of Pierre to conduct a community needs assessment survey. The survey had over 1,000 respondents from area residents.

Contact Us

Farber House Location
Government Research Bureau
Farber House
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

Phone:605-677-6663
Fax:605-677-6968

grb@usd.edu

usd.edu/grb

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