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Small Business Growth
“Our company is going down a growth-path right now, and to partner with the GOED to foster that growth has been incredible.” - Tim Wakefield, President of ODIN Hunting Products
Bringing Manufacturing Home
Life Floor, a leading innovator and designer of resilient flooring, is opening their U.S. manufacturing facility within Falcon Plastics’ Madison, South Dakota location. This will shorten lead times, increase Life Floor’s custom flooring options, fuel the company’s move into the residential flooring market, and create new job opportunities.
Work-Life Balance
“There’s no place like America to run your business and in South Dakota,  it’s even easier to do so. But not only are we able to operate a successful business here, we’re able to have a life here.” -  Dan Smith, Magnum Enterprises
40 Years of Success
As the ribbon was cut, Falcon Plastics of Brookings celebrated another milestone in the company’s 40 year history. But Falcon Plastics is no ordinary company.  This is a company that was built on strong family ties, a loyal employee base and company partners who have been with them every step of the way.
Location Matters.
After taxes, how much of your income do you take home? How much can you buy with your hard earned wages? The bottom line? Location matters. And we can prove it.
We Support Business
South Dakota is one of the lowest-cost places in America to do business. Our businesses pay fewer operating costs than the national average, and study after study shows that our tax climate is one of the best.
How Does Your State Compare?
Compare your state to South Dakota and others, and see how our tax structure will affect your bottom line.
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See Your Life Differently
With four full seasons of outdoor recreational opportunities and world class, destination attractions, South Dakota has something for everyone. The faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the moonscape of Badlands National Park, and the trails followed by Lewis and Clark along the Missouri River all offer.
South Dakota: Best For Business
But Don't Just Take Our Word For It
Study after study consistantly puts South Dakota among the top when it comes to Business Friendliness among the 50 states. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council ranked South Dakota No. 1 on its Small Business Policy Index; and, in 2013, South Dakota was named CNBC's Best State for Business.
Small Business Policy Index
How Much Do You Really Earn?

After taxes, how much do you take home? How much can you buy with your hard earned wages? Does it matter where you work and live?

We answered these questions by assessing purchasing power across the nation. We looked at median wages by occupation and then analyzed the impacts of taxation and cost of living. The verdict? Location matters. 

South Dakota Map Center
Location is everything. That’s why we have compiled a collection of maps to visually show you why South Dakota is good for your business. Whether you are looking for cities towns or counties in South Dakota, highways, rail lines, fiber infrastructure or other information – you will find it here.
Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors
Outdoor recreation is widespread in South Dakota, and with many residents enjoying hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports, we have cultivated a firearm-friendly philosophy. South Dakota also offers an established firearms cluster and business and regulatory climates that can't be beat.
Certified Ready Sites

South Dakota’s Certified Ready Site Program offers expanding business prequalified sites that are ready for development. With an ever-increasing need for time sensitive siting and decision making, businesses can look to our commercial and industrial certified sites to help move them efficiently through that process.

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Joe Fiala
Business Development Rep
Region 3, Shooting, Hunting & Outdoors Industry
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Steve Watson
Business and Community Development Director
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Eric Fosheim
Business Development Rep
Region 2, Value Added Agriculture
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Jeff Haverly
Region 4, Oil & Gas Industry
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Alissa Matt
Business Development Rep
Region 6, Bioscience Industry
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Alex Smith
Business Development Rep
Region 5, Professional Business Services Industry
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Mike Turnwall
Business Development Rep
Region 1, Financial Services Industry
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Financing & Incentives
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Why do leading companies call South Dakota Home?
No Corporate Income Tax  -  No Personal Income Tax    No Personal Property Tax  -  No Business I...
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