Overview of OHDC

Finding help when you’re in business can sometimes be time-consuming and confusing. That’s why On Hand Development Corporation (OHDC) exists. We’re here to assist businesses find resources that can help. OHDC was created in 1987 by a group of local citizens to help keep the Hand County area vital and growing. For over 20 years, we have been “on hand” and working toward that goal.

Our official mission statement is “to maintain and assist in the expansion of existing businesses and support the growth of new businesses while striving to improve the economy of the Miller area.”

We have a number of programs and services that are available to members of the community. These include business financing assistance, site location assistance, start-up support, and business planning assistance. We encourage and help organize youth business education, entrepreneurship programs, community development initiatives, and business education events.

A key program to help our business community is the OHDC revolving loan fund (RLF). This resource can provide financing, in conjunction with owner equity and bank financing, for a new or existing business. Funds can be used to for land, a building, remodeling, new construction, new equipment, or working capital. The RLF was created through a $100,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the USDA Rural Development office.

We collaborate with a number of other organizations to help businesses get the resources they need to be successful. These organizations include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Northeast Council of Governments, USDA Rural Development, SD Small Business Development Center, Value Added Agriculture Development Center, and many others.

For assistance, simply contact us by phone at 605-853-3098, by email at joe@millersd.org, or stop in the office at 103 West 3rd Street. We would be happy discuss what we can do to assist your company. Whether you’re just getting started or are already an established business, OHDC is ready to work for you.