Key Industries

Key Industries

The combination of low business costs and a dependable, well-trained workforce are among the many reasons companies choose to do business in Sioux Falls. Ranked in the top 5 each of the last 14 years on Forbes' list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers and No. 1 ten of those years, our community has provided a home base for growth in the financial services, biomedical, and renewable energy industries because of our expertise in manufacturing, research and back-office operations.


Key industries in the Sioux Empire include:

 • Biomedical
 • Finance & Banking
 • Advanced Manufacturing
 • Transportation & Warehousing
 • Data Centers
 • Food Processing


South Dakota is a right-to-work state with a pro-business regulatory climate, no personal or corporate state income tax, no personal property tax, no inheritance tax and no inventory tax.

Utilities: The Sioux Falls Advantage

Sioux Falls has an extensive, well-developed network of utilities that service businesses and homes in the region. Electric service is reliable and costs are competitive. Water is plentiful and clean, and our recently upgraded water system ensures that the region is prepared for ongoing business and population growth. Our telecommunications infrastructure provides a strong home base for national data, financial, and customer service centers.

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