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July/August 2011
Sioux Falls ranks high in business and lifestyle ratings

Each year RelocateAmerica researches, identifies and shares the best places to live in America. The process is based on site nominations and issues most important to relocating consumers and homeowners for the upcoming year. Factors such as employment, education, community leadership and overall quality of life are strongly considered and all the data is examined to determine the Top 100. Sioux Falls made the list of the top 100. For more information visit:

On Forbes’ 13th annual list of the Best Places for Business and Careers, Sioux Falls ranked 2nd among the best small places. Metrics relating to job growth, costs, income growth, educational attainment, projected economic growth, quality of life issues, college rankings and net migration patterns were included. For more information visit:

An analysis by The Street examined the American dream of owning a home and looked at those communities where that dream is still possible. Sioux Falls is one the Top Ten cities, in the study. Parameters for measurement included statistics on friendliness toward the business community and the economic stability of their business bases. According to The Street “Sioux Falls also has a great system of parks…a slew of universities, and cultural events…including a sculpture walk, poetry and literary festivals and the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Fest, all of which give Sioux Falls just a little more spark.” For more information, go to

Also in this issue:
Featured Stories
Construction activity marks progress across city
Adams Thermal to build fabrication plant
Chairman's Report: National public relations campaign utilizes multiple strategies

Other News
Governor's Jobs Bill deserves support by business
Statewide International Trade Center established
Sioux Falls ranks high in business and lifestyle ratings
Interns in Industry Profile: Amy Redenius, Bell, Inc.
Students selected to receive Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarships
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