Working with Business and Local Governments to Improve the Quality of Life
Within our Region


First District Association of Local Governments promotes regional development in northeast South Dakota by providing professional services to local units of government and financial assistance to small businesses.

First District assists communities and counties to prepare for growth by providing tools to aid government and private officials make educated decisions regarding physical, social, economic development, and environmental concerns.

First District provides financial packaging, loan and grant application assistance, and loan and grant administration services for projects involving infrastructure and community facilities.

GIS is an essential digital mapping tool for planners and local governments to access, organize and create spatial data. First District has a variety of datasets on hand. We can also create data as needed.

First District fuels economic growth through small business lending programs. The SBA REAL 504 loan and revolving Loan Fund Programs are managed by First District Development Company.

First District Association Coverage Area


First District is a membership supported organization of local government bodies in the counties of Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody and Roberts.


Access GIS Data for Your Community

First District is a repository of GIS data for the region and the state. The District also creates, maintains and webhosts spatial data. Click here for links to county GIS websites.

First District 50th Anniversary and Ribbon Cutting

Thank you to all of our members and communities for your continued support!


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