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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.