Lennox Area Development Corporation

LADC Logo, Lennox Area Development Center

Economic Development

The Lennox Area Development Corporation (LADC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting commercial, industrial, and residential growth in our community. Meetings of the LADC Board of Directors are held on the second Thursday of every month in Lennox City Hall and are open to the public.

The LADC promotes helps businesses of all sizes who are looking to relocate, expand, or start up in Lennox. The organization also assists homebuilders who are interested in in-fill development and residents seeking to rehab their properties. Past LADC projects include the creation of the Lennox Development Park, home to Wilson Trailer and Sioux Steel, and the establishment of the Countryside Housing TIF District.


Sioux Metro Growth Alliance

The City of Lennox is a member of the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance (SMGA), a regional economic development organization that promotes business growth and quality of life improvements in fifteen member communities across the greater Sioux Falls area. SMGA Economic Development Specialist Ryan Solberg works directly with the LADC to help execute their economic development strategy. You can reach Ryan via email at ryans@siouxmetro.com or by calling 605-630-2050.

Board of Directors

Sharese Ihnen – President (Broker Associate, Hegg Realtors)
Andrew Kuyper – Vice President (Senior Mortgage Banker, Plains Commerce Bank)
Chad Conaway – Treasurer (Superintendent, Lennox School District)
John Lang – Secretary (Senior Software Engineer & IT Liaison, SD Bureau of Information & Telecommunications)
Randy Dump – Board Member (Owner, D&D Small Engine Repair & Sales)
Todd Shuman – Board Member (Manager/Partner, Lennox Sunshine Foods)
Brian Zirpel – Board Member (Senior Vice President/Loan Officer, Security State Bank)
Wayne Petersen – Board Member (Property Manager, Long Creek Park)