Planning and Development District III is a voluntary association of county, municipal and Tribal governments. Its mission is to provide comprehensive development assistance to its membership and the private sector. The district offers a full range of services that help the region maintain public services and expand economic opportunities. The association is governed by a committee of elected officials, non-profit organization representatives and business interests. The district employs a professional staff with extensive experience in a variety of development and technical fields.
Planning and Development District III service area includes 16 counties in South Central South Dakota - Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Charles Mix, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Lyman, Mellette, Sanborn, Tripp, and Yankton. Within our 16 counties are 3 Tribal Governments - Crow Creek, Lower Brule Sioux, and Yankton Sioux. Also within our service area are 62 cities. The total population of the region is 100,582 with 13,218 square miles.