Welcome to South Dakota!
The service industry of retail, health and finance is one of the state’s largest economic contributors. In the rural areas, agriculture is very important. Tourism and gambling, especially at Mt. Rushmore and Black Hills sites, are also huge sources of income in South Dakota. Let’s not forget that within the Black Hills, you will find the country’s leading gold mining center.
Due to its proximity to Canada to the north and its rocky land masses and sweeping plains, South Dakota’s climate includes four distinct seasons, ranging from extremely cold, dry winters to hot and semi-humid summers. Because of its varying landscapes, you can travel to different regions of the state and experience different weather conditions.
Ranked #1 in “Business Friendliness”, South Dakota is an ideal place for business opportunities. Come be a part of the American journey and take your business to the next level while experiencing the State’s serenity, wide-opened spaces and awe-inspiring beauty.
Major cities in South Dakota include Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, and Mitchell.