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Bioscience Industry
Entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations alike find that South Dakota is a great place for bioscience businesses. Organizations in our state are conducting cutting-edge research. We have a bioscience infrastructure that includes cGMP facilities, research parks, world-class healthcare systems and our small size lends opportunities for collaboration that you don’t find in every state. South Dakota also has a skilled and ready workforce, and one of the top business climates in the nation.
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.
South Dakota's Dairy Industry
Through hard work and determination, South Dakota’s farmers, ranchers and processors have made our state one of the nation’s leading agricultural states. See how a South Dakota location can benefit your dairy production or processing facility. 
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.
Invest in South Dakota
In South Dakota, you will find a business and tax climate unmatched by other states, as well as a skilled and productive workforce that is motivated and well-educated. Our largest city, Sioux Falls, is a U.S. Port of Entry, offering import/export services including quick and efficient clearing of U.S. Customs. Please take a moment to see what we have to offer and consider South Dakota for your next U.S. location.
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.
South Dakota Certified Ready Sites
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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Steve Watson
Business Development Director
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Joe Fiala
Community Development Director
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Scott Amundson
Community Development Representative
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Eric Fosheim
Business Development Representative
Value Added Agriculture
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Kristen Honey
Business Development Representative
Bio Science Industry
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Ira Frericks
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Financial Service Industry
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Jeff Haverly
Business Development Representative
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  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Final project in South Dakota taps into state’s wind rich resources
    Brookings, South Dakota — August 30, 2017 — With multiple new wind and other generation projects waiting to interconnect, Xcel Energy and Otter Tail Power Company today announced the completion of the 70-mile CapX2020 Big Stone South-Brookings County 345-kilovolt transmission line in South Dakota.
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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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