Mike Gray

Mike Gray 
Secretary / Treasurer   

Sioux Falls       

Sioux Falls Development Foundation -  
Business Retention and Expansion Director

As the Director of Business Retention and Expansion for the Sioux Falls Development Foundation (SFDF), Mike Gray works on economic and community development projects throughout the city of Sioux Falls. He works closely with existing businesses on their growth plans by helping them find available land as well as assisting them with various state and local incentive programs. Most recently, he led the collaborative effort with city staff, elected officials, a consortium of banks, SFDF staff, and other stakeholders to establish the Tax Increment Financing District for Foundation Park North and the financing plan to accelerate the development of 450 acres of shovel-ready industrial land.

Before joining the Development Foundation, Mike worked in the community development office of the City of Sioux Falls, where he oversaw the Tax Increment Financing program, property tax reduction, and other incentive programs. He facilitated development projects through the city review process by working with other city departments, including Planning & Building Services and Public Works. He was the liaison to many of the city’s partner organizations, including the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, USD Discovery District, Forward Sioux Falls, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Mike also volunteers with various community organizations, including fundraising for the Chamber of Commerce Community Appeals campaigns, serves on the Board of Adjustment for the City of Sioux Falls, and volunteers at First Lutheran Church. He and his wife Lindsey enjoy traveling, taking part in community events, and spending time with friends and family, including their dog, Max.