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The Numbers Tell Our Story

We know South Dakota is a great place to live, work and run a business. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Check out South Dakota’s rankings. We are consistently among the top, according to institutions like the Tax Foundation, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, CNBC, among others!

 Subject  Rank   Year  Source Link

 America's Top States for Business




  State Business Tax
  Climate Index



Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council

State Fiscal Condition
2 2014 Mercatus Center

Inbound Migration
4 2013 United Van Lines

US of Innovation - Entrepreneurial Growth
1 2013 Fast Company

BHI Competitiveness Index
4 2013 Beacon Hill Institute

Personal Income Growth
1 2013 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Best Corporate Business Climate
8 2013 Pollina Corporate Real Estate

State Economic
Competitiveness Index



 American Legislative 
Exchange Council

 Top States for Credit



Best-Run State

3 2013 Barron's


State Business Tax Climate



Tax Foundation


View the complete complete listing of South Dakotas rankings.


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