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Innovative Research

The Government Research Bureau (GRB) at USD 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. The GRB was established in 1939 by the Board of Regents upon the recommendation of the President of the University and the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

To achieve its Mission, the Bureau employs the most modern and innovative analysis tools. The Bureau's technical expertise is used to assist state and local government officials in the areas of economic development and policy formation.

Our Work

  • Leadership Capacity Building
    Our Research Team works with clients to help them cultivate and sustain organizational leaders.
  • 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
    Our research teams-by offering services beginning at ordinance revisions and ending at large-scale community assessment surveys-can help your community know what is next and, more importantly, what should be next.
  • 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.

ContactUs  Government Research Bureau Director
Shane Nordyke
(605) 677-6663