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South Dakota Rankings

The Numbers Tell Our Story

We know South Dakota is a great place to live, work and run a business. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Check out South Dakota’s rankings. We are consistently among the top, according to institutions like the Tax Foundation, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, CNBC, among others!

Subject Rank Year Source Link

Tax Revenue - Least Volatility
1 2017 Pew Charitable Trusts

Best States For Business - Business Costs
1 2016 Forbes Magazine

Enterprising States - Business Climate
1 2015 US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

American Dream Composite Index
1 2017 Xavier University 

America's Top States for Business - Business Friendliness
2 2016 CNBC

Small Business Policy Index
3 2017 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Gallup-Healthways   Well-Being Index
3 2016 Gallup-Healthways

Tax Freedom Day
4 2016 Tax Foundation

Camelot Index 
6 2016 State Policy Reports, FFIS

Entrepreneurial Activity Among Small States
9 2016 Kauffman Foundation

View the complete listing of South Dakotas rankings.