Entrepreneurship

South Dakota Is #1 For Entrepreneurs!


South Dakota is the No. 1 business climate for entrepreneurs! The economy of the Aberdeen area is rich with entrepreneurs and successful entrepreneurship stories.

Why does the Entrepreneurial spirit prosper in Aberdeen?

Why is Aberdeen a great place to work and to succeed?

Aberdeen is the hub of a large trade area. This provides a reliable market for businesses. There is a strong work ethic in Aberdeen, reflected by an unemployment rate of less than half the national average. The community, through a variety of leading institutions and organizations encourage businesses development.

Aberdeen serves as the headquarters and as a launching site for many regional and even national businesses. This unique and noteworthy community characteristic is evidenced by successful companies in the hotel/lodging, medical, petroleum supply, agricultural supply, print, construction, banking, retirement community and restaurant supply industries.

Higher education institutions offer a variety of business degrees, including entrepreneurial programs that directly address the unique economic opportunities of the region. The BIG Idea Competition, (Business Is Good) is a high school Idea competition that encourages