Business Profile


The discovery of Gold started a long history of entrepreneurship in the Lead-Deadwood area.  George Hearst, Seth Bullock, and many others recognized the opportunity the area provided.  For more than 100 years, we have continued to provide great opportunities for entrepreneurs because we recognize the need to move forward and change as the business climate changes.  We seek economic diversification and welcome future industries while taking pride in our current businesses and heritage.

Lead-Deadwood and South Dakota are the ideal location for businesses to succeed.  We have no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no personal property tax, no inheritance tax and no business inventory tax.

The Lead-Deadwood Economic Development Corporation assists in business re-location and start-up in the Lead, Deadwood and Central City area; including assisting with site availability, financing, and business resources. 

For additional information, contact the Lead-Deadwood Economic Development Corporation.

Lori Frederick
Executive Director
767 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-722-6939, lori@deadwood.org