Watertown, South Dakota is home to a number of established, strong, and growing key business sectors. From manufacturing to healthcare, financial services, public employment, and value-added agriculture, Watertown offers a solid infrastructure to support these growing industries.
Thanks to a well-trained workforce, a welcoming community, high quality of life, and an excellent business climate, Watertown continues to attract new businesses to the area while local businesses continue to grow and prosper.


Provide engineered cabs to top OEM manufacturers in the agriculture, construction, forestry, military, mining, rail, and specialty truck markets.

Dakota Bodies

A designer and manufacturer of utility and service truck bodies since 1997

An employee-owned chain of supermarkets in the Midwestern and Southern United States, with more than 280 locations.

Public community college that offers superior, comprehensive technical education that changes lives and launches careers.



One of the Top 5 largest sign providers in the United States. Supplies turnkey exterior signage, commercial lighting, and digital print nationwide.

A machine shop with a strong commitment to quality that specializes in machine parts and custom machining

Wurth Electronik

Global leader in the design and manufacture of custom magnetics

Miller Electric

Manufacturer of gas cutting and welding apparatuses and gas regulation equipment

Benchmark Foam

Manufacturer of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam and other specialty plastics

Glacial Lakes Energy

A 50+ million gallon per year ethanol production facility