Great retirement, low taxes, happiness, house flipping success, beauty: National publications agree—it's all in Sioux Falls!

Sometimes it’s not the number of Top Ten listings a community receives that counts, but the sheer variety of accolades heaped on a location. Sioux Falls fits that description, with breaking stories about our community being one of the ten happiest cities in America (Zippia), 2016’s best city to flip houses and the fourth best city in the US for families (WalletHub).


South Dakota consistently ranks highly for our business climate, witnessed by the recent Kiplinger’s ranking as the eighth most tax-friendly state. But did you know that Thrillist rates South Dakota as number 11 on the list of Most Beautiful States in America? USA Today says that South Dakota is one of the Five Best Out-of-the Box States for Retirement.


You can find all the details—plus a variety of additional accolades—on the newly redesigned website Just go to the “News & Accolades” tab in the About Us menu on the Development Foundation webpage and see all the great things people are saying about Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


For more information about what’s happening, check out the current issue of Directions, the bi-monthly online publication of the SF Development Foundation, also available free on the News & Accolades page.


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