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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.
A Leader in Biosciences
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) presented South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard with the 2014 Food and Agriculture Governor of the Year Award, in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening the agricultural and livestock biotechnology industries in South Dakota. 
Reviving Rural Communities
SD Industries (SDI), a leading manufacturer in the swine industry, has been approved for a REDI Fund loan to purchase equipment and will allow the company to double its production, while decreasing its utility cost.
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.
A Great Place to Conduct Biomedical Research
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. 
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.
The Corner Office
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.
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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.
Another Successful Partnership

Advance Health, based in Chantilly, Va., announced today that Ellsworth Air Force Base will be the site for its third location, and the company expects to fill more than 200 jobs during the next three to five years.

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  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    Life Floor, a leading innovator and designer of resilient flooring, announced today the opening of their U.S. manufacturing facility. Production at the facility, housed within Falcon Plastics’ Madison, South Dakota location, 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.
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No Corporate Income Tax  -  No Personal Income Tax    No Personal Property Tax  -  No Business I...
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