Northern State’s new Business and Health Innovation Center receives final approval

December 26, 2023

ABERDEEN, S.D.–At it’s December meeting, the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the final facility plans for Northern State’s new business and health innovation center.

The $31.5 million project will now begin construction in the spring, following the demolition of Lincoln and Briscoe Halls. The tentative date to finish construction is sometime in July of 2025, in time for the Fall 2025 academic semester.

$29.5 million is being provided to the project as Capital Projects Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. That funding was finally approved by the U.S. Treasury earlier this year, and an additional $1.5 million was provided by the South Dakota Legislature for planning purposes as a General Fund Appropriation.

The new center will be the home to Northern State’s new nursing program. NSU has utilized South Dakota State University’s accelerated nursing program on campus, and that program will come to an end in December of 2026 once Northern State’s own program starts up.