Association for University
Business and Economic Research

A national association of regional
economic research centers

Dakota Institute for Business and Economic Analysis

100 S Spring Avenue, Ste 205
Sioux Falls SD  57104

Phone: 702-763-2590




The Dakota Institute is a nonprofit economic research and analysis organization whose mission is to support the long-term economic growth and development of South Dakota and the Northern Plains region. They fulfill their mission by supporting decision makers in all fields with the best available data and analysis so they can make strategic decisions and investments that drive growth.


  • Jared McEntaffer, PhD, CEO
  • Nayanne Medeiros, Economic Analyst
  • Devan Schaefer, PhD, Fellow
  • Aaron Scholl, PhD, Fellow
  • David Sorenson, PhD, Fellow


  • Consulting
  • Data Analytics
  • Economic Forecasting
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Housing Studies
  • Public Speaking

Dakota Institute

Sioux Falls