When people around the country think about South Dakota, the first image that comes to mind is probably Mount Rushmore. Though we're proud to be the home of Gutzon Borglum's masterpiece, the truth is, we are much more than the stone-carved presidential tribute. South Dakota is a great place to do business.
We have long strived to make our state business-friendly, and people are beginning to notice. As a number of independent groups who conduct state-by-state studies are rating South Dakota at the top, businesses are looking to South Dakota.
In 2013, CNBC named us America's Top State for Business. CNBC continues to give us high praise for our business friendliness, placing us second in the 2015 ranking of business-friendly states. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation also gives us high marks for our business policies and climate.