“Rapid City is the hub of a regional economy stretching more than 200 miles and freight rail is one of our major transportation arteries, hauling the best of the Black Hills to feed the world, as well as meet its demands for power.”

Benjamin Snow serves as the President of the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership, a public/private non-profit organization that works to broaden the economic base and create new economic opportunities for residents of Rapid City and the Black Hills. Snow has over 18 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, and has served in various capacities of commercial real estate acquisitions, development, investment analysis, project management and market research as well as economic development.

Snow received a B.S. in Business Administration (Real Estate Emphasis) from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is actively involved in CoreNet Global, the International Economic Development Council, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, Black Hills Vision, Black Hills Community Economic Development, Black Hills Business Council, the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce and many other educational, civic and business organizations.

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