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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 become an undergraduate assistant.

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

Contact Us

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


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