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Exceeding Expectations
South Dakota wants to be a partner to business, not an obstruction.In South Dakota, you will find a reasonable, common sense regulatory environment that offers streamlined processes for permitting.
What does your business need to expand?
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.
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.
How Does Your State Compare?
Compare your state to South Dakota and others, and see how our tax structure will affect your bottom line.
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.
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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Connect With Our Team
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Steve Watson
Business and Community Development Director
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Joe Fiala
Research 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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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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Former Sargento Processing Facility
Reduced Lease Rates!! Modern, state-of-the-art food production facility for sublease....
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Hi Roller Manufacturing Building
59,453 total building sq. ft. includes 56,082 sq. ft. main level manufacturing area...
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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has been awarded a $125,000 FAST (Federal And State Technology) grant from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA) to support technology based entrepreneurs and commercialization of innovations.
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Financing & Incentives
In South Dakota, we understand the needs of growing businesses. We’ve tailored our financing programs to fit you and your business. And, our programs are structured to meet your lon...
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Where Big Things Happen
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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