Target Industry, Agriculture and Wind Industry in Deuel County:

Sanford Clear Lake Medical Center, through the efforts of its dedicated employees and medical staff, has provided quality healthcare services to the residents of the Deuel County area for over 60 years. Sanford Clear Lake has a strong history of being "DEDICATED TO THE WORK OF HEALTH AND HEALING." We invite you to learn more about Sanford Clear Lake and meet the caring people who make us the leading provider of healthcare services.



We’re neither a business nor a system. We’re people with a mission.  The Good Samaritan Society – Deuel County is a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified center that prepares a personal care plan for each resident. Staff members regularly review these plans with residents and resident family members to make sure each individual’s needs are met. They offer a full spectrum of services, including rehabilitation services, senior housing with services, assisted living and long-term skilled care. In addition to the Sanford Medical Center and the Good Samaritan Home, the presence of DJO Global (a medical product manufacturing plant) means that the medical industry has a healthy presence in the area. This is supported by several medical, nursing, and therapy programs offered at nearby Lake Area Technical Institute.

DJO Global

South Dakota Partners, Inc, is the new name for the Clear Lake, SD manufacturing site prviously owned by Empi & DJO Global.  SDP is specializes in PCBA manufacturing for medical devices and other markets. This company's expertise extends to final assemply, packaging, kitting, distribution and repair.  Purchased in 2016 by PPI, a Georgia based company, they accelerate innovation through partnerships. The Clear Lake Facilities consist of a 34,000 sq. ft. building on the Southeast corner of Clear Lake. 

Tech Ord

Tech Ord is a dynamic employer located in Clear Lake, SD.  The manufacturing facility produces ammunition pellets, release cartridges, aircraft pyrotechnics, energetic materials, and similarly related components.  Our customers range from private, commercial business to government entities.  In early 2014, Tech Ord was purchased by AMTEC Corporation, who is a subsidiary of National Presto Industries.  This recent change has been exciting and challenging for our facility as new business opportunities have been introduced and more alliances formed in our industry.  The future looks bright for our operations, our business, and most importantly, our employees.  To learn more about us, please visit


ITC –  Telephone, cable and internet service – provides connectivity services for the region and is working with the school district to create and provide special training programs in digital and internet-related fields for area students.

Buffalo Ridge

Buffalo Ridge Resort forms the basis of a Tourism and Recreation industry. The facility includes a meeting room, ballroom, hotel, and campground, as well as a restaurant and can host business retreats, corporate and special events (including destination weddings), and is a great location for individuals and families looking to enjoy the natural beauty and outdoor activities in South Dakota (including guided and unguided hunting packages). 





The I-29 Corridor




There is much interest in leveraging the I-29 corridor the runs along the west edge of the county and provides access to major cities to both the north and south. Although there are no active programs to acquire, develop, or promote land along the corridor, DADI is eager to assist with inquiries by any interested parties. Recently, as early as 2016, Deuel County has worked with Kingsbury, Hamlin, Brookings, and Moody with USDA's Strong Economies Together (S.E.T.) working towards partnering, advocating a quality of life, workforce issues and working to improve sustainability and managing growth.