Business Environment

South Dakota, top state for businessSouth Dakota offers an advantageous tax climate favorable to companies both large and small, and Brookings provides the entrepreneurial spirit and the resources needed to turn business dreams into reality.

Location
Conveniently located with access to Interstate and state highways and many road and air Best tax climate in the countrytransportation options.

Taxes
The best tax climate in the nation.

Transportation
Centrally located with easy access to air, rail, and over-the-road transportation services.

Utilities
State-of-the-art utilities including fiber-to-the-South Dakota, lowest state for cost of doing businesspremise throughout the city.

Workforce
A growing, educated workforce with a Midwestern work ethic.

South Dakota State University
Access to research initiatives to facilitate growth in science and technology development.
Best state for entrepreneursUniversity outreach resources

 

fast facts

#1 State that Loves Small Business
CNN, 2006

#1 Entrepreneurial Friendliness
Small Business Survival Foundation, 2006

#1 Friendliest Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, 2007

#2 State Tax Business Climate Index
Tax Foundation, 2007

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South Dakota State University

video library

South Dakota - The Right Move
South Dakota - A Business Friendly State