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Melissa Waldner

Webster Area Development Corporation Executive Director

Economic Development

  • 605-345-3159 Primary Number

“We decided years ago that if Webster Area was to sustain itself in the global economy, we needed to build a community that was attractive to locals, yet had enough appeal to attract substantial industry and visionary entrepreneurs. So far, several companies have bought into our vision and we continue to search for more. We invite you to talk to us, get to know us, and let us show you around our sportsman's paradise. We're geared for industry!"   

- Mike Grosek, Mayor of Webster


We believe the Webster Area is the best place to be in business and we look forward to working with you!

Our office works hand in hand with many state, local and private groups to secure financing, business plans, structure and expansion for business wishing to start, relocate or expand in Day County, South Dakota. We can also provide low-interest, long-term loans to new or existing businesses in Day County thanks to funding through USDA Rural Development.

We also empower residents to become leaders in their community and create the future they want to see here. Multiple volunteer teams are testing ideas and solutions in areas impacting workforce, recreational trail, housing, arts, recycling, and more.

Contact us today to learn more!

Thank you,

Melissa Waldner
Day County Economic Development
Phone: 605.345.3159
Office: Courthouse, 711 W. 1st St., Webster, SD

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