Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Sioux Falls provides one of the most cost-effective and profitable locations in the United States for manufacturers. Our effective and efficient transportation system includes two Interstate highways, Class I rail, convenient air service, and the only Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in the state, ensuring your logistics will be smooth. Our centralized location provides convenient access to 42 million customers who within a day´s reach (500 miles) of Sioux Falls (source: Stats Indiana 2014).


Sioux Falls´ workforce is well trained. There are a multitude of options available to meet manufacturers´ needs for workforce training and improvement including city programs, state grants, technical training, and a new $50 million scholarship program for technical school students.


Sioux Falls has an extensive, well-developed network of utilities that service businesses in the region. Electric service is reliable and costs are competitive. A major upgrade to our water system in 2012 improved water quality, supply, and infrastructure. Our telecommunications network is extensive and well established.


In addition, South Dakota is a right-to-work state with a pro-business regulatory climate, low unionization, low crime rates, and a business-friendly tax climate.

Company Employees
Raven Industries 650-700
StarMark Cabinetry 650-700
Showplace Wood Products 450-500
Adams Thermal Systems Inc 350-400
Sioux Steel Company/Koyker Manufacturing 400-450
AmesburyTruth/Balance Systems 300-350
POET LLC 300-350
Rosenbauer South Dakota 250-300
Daktronics 250-300
Bell, Inc. 250-300
Gage Brothers Concrete Products 250-300
Marmen Energy 250-300
Berry Plastics Holding Corporation 200-250
Pace Manufacturing Division of ATLAS Hydraulics 200-250

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Transportation: The Sioux Falls Advantage

Our effective and efficient transportation system includes two Interstate highways, Class I rail, convenient air service, and the only Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in the state. An excellent county highway system and short line rail provide a second tier of connectivity throughout the region. This makes Sioux Falls a transportation hub that connects people with goods from coast to coast and beyond.

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