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South Dakota's Small Business Development Center Announces New Regional Director in Pierre

Bob Weyrich The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) named Bob Weyrich its new regional director in Pierre.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC), serving small businesses in the state of South Dakota, welcomes Bob Weyrich as regional director to its consulting team in Pierre. He started his new position on Monday, May 11.

In this role, Weyrich will provide SBDC consulting assistance to startup entrepreneurs and existing business owners. In addition, he will provide government contracting consultations as part of his Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) role.

The Pierre SBDC/PTAC Center, located at 221 S. Central Avenue, covers a 14-county region in west-central South Dakota. Weyrich joins the SBDC with a rich history of work both in the private sector as well as having served as a development representative with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

The SBDC and PTAC programs provide free and confidential consulting to entrepreneurs as an outreach program of the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business. Services are available in thanks to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Defense Logistics Agency and South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Contact information for our centers can be found at

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USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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