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We Love South Dakota, You Will Too!

In South Dakota, we like to play as hard as we work. Not only will you find fulfilling careers and jobs but also plenty of places to play. South Dakota has hundreds of miles of ATV, biking and snowmobiling trails. You’ll also find water recreation, sports leagues, award-winning golf course and incredible hiking in just about every region of the state. Not to mention our world-class fishing and hunting. Plus, with some of the shortest commutes in the country, you can go from work to play a lot quicker!

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You’ll Like Our Taxes (Seriously)

Tax law in South Dakota makes it the top state in the nation for entrepreneurs. Individuals don’t have it too bad either, South Dakota is ranked second in the country for the lowest tax burden, according to the Tad Foundation. In South Dakota you’ll benefit from:

  • No corporate income tax
  • No personal income tax
  • No personal property tax
  • No business inventory tax
  • No inheritance tax
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Top-Notch Education

South Dakota students receive the nation’s sixth-best SAT scores and our 12-K student-teacher ratio ranks among the top. For those looking for secondary educational oppotrunities South Dakota offers public and private universities, technical schools and customized traing.

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High Quality of Life with Low Cost of Living

South Dakotans benefit benefits from a lower cost of living than the national average in the categories of health, housing, utilities and transportation. This is a contributing factor for our recently being ranked by Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index as the third best state for overall well-being and happiness. You’ll find our communities share a philosophy that focuses on friendly people, family and personal fulfillment.

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Four Seasons You’ll Enjoy

South Dakota has a continental climate; summer brings a succession of hot, cloudless days, and in winter blizzards sweep across bare hillsides, filling the coulees with deep snow. South Dakotans find ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, regardless of the time of the year. Take your pick from our natural and iconic attractions including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park, the Black Hills, the Missouri River, abundant state parks, lakes trails and more.

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Hunting Anyone?

South Dakota is home to the world’s best pheasant hunting. Outdoors men and women travel from around the globe to bag their limit each year. South Dakota’s forests, river bottoms, grasslands, mountains and the Missouri River reservoir system is home to variety of big game, small game, predator and waterfowl hunting opportunities as well.

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Rural Living at its Finest

If your move to South Dakota brings you to a rural housing development or a small acreage take a look at this Rural Living resource. In this guide for South Dakota rural homeowners, you’ll find insightful information and assistance including details about natural resources and how to keep the watershed healthy.  This resource was produced by a cooperative effort of public and private entities to educate people for better management of soil, water, air, plants, and animals in an ecosystem.

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