#21 South Dakota


7.94 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.88 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

6.69 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

The South Dakota business climate is No. 1 in the nation for entrepreneurs according to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council. The Mount Rushmore State’s overall tax burden is ranked second in the country according to the Tax Foundation, with no corporate income tax, no per

Key Industries

Bioscience, Financial Service, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas

Key Companies

3M Co.
Black Hills Corp.
LodgeNet Interactive
NorthWest Corp.
Shaw Industries
Tyson Fresh Meats

Key Contacts

SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Scott Stern, Commissioner
605-773-4633
711 E. Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Scott.Stern@sdreadytowork.com
http://www.sdreadytowork.com/home.aspx

Current Developments

2016 Regional Report: The Midwest

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