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Greater Huron Development Corporation

Connecting our clients to resources is the Greater Huron Development Corporation's number one priority. For all of the information you need to successfully position your business in a growing economy, rest assured that GHDC has got you covered. GHDC was started in 1966 and, since then, has been committed to the creation and retention of jobs by improving the climate for population growth ensuring the economic vitality of the Huron region. GHDC draws upon the vast knowledge of its membership and strategic partners in the areas of public and private sector finance, business, community development, and government in an effort to facilitate growth for its host county and surrounding communities. Huron is ready to welcome your next expansion or relocation; take a look and see why Huron, SD is the place for your company to grow and prosper.

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Ted Haeder joined Greater Huron in July of 2018 and moved into the President/CEO role in November of 2020. He earned a degree from South Dakota State University in 1996 and has been working in community and economic development since May of 2002. Ted has experience working with local governments to complete infrastructure and community facility projects while also working with private companies on retention and expansion efforts. “The Greater Huron area is where I was born and raised,” noted Haeder. “It is an honor to serve a community that I am proud to call home.”


Landon Neugebauer joined Greater Huron in May of 2019 and moved into the Executive Vice President role in May of 2021. Landon will be responsible for developing and implementing an integrated marketing and public relations strategy for GHDC. A recent graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business/Entrepreneurial Leadership and a minor in Marketing and communications. “The Greater Huron Development Corporation is a perfect fit; I believe it will provide me with an ideal opportunity to transfer my academic knowledge into practical business know how within the Huron business community," Neugebauer said.



David McGirr, a long-time business entrepreneur and former mayor and city commissioner has stepped down from his CEO position at GHDC and took a lesser role as chief financial officer of Greater Huron Development Corporation. In many ways, serving as a former city commissioner, mayor and business owner and working in economic development has brought him to this point, he said. “It feels like it’s the right position at the right time,” McGirr said.

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