is a recognized center of regional and federal government offices, education, healthcare, financial services, retailers, wholesale and manufacturing. It is a place where entrepreneurs can prosper and solid values survive. Brown County is also one of the most productive agricultural counties in South Dakota. In recent years, the area has been transformed from a trade center serving family farms to a regional agricultural center with ever-expanding grain terminals, processing facilities, and ethanol plants.
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Great strides in telecommunications
distinguish Aberdeen. Not only has the city built a nationally recognized telecommunications infrastructure, it also boasts a "smart center" that houses a business incubator, videoconferencing facilities and classrooms. Information service industries in the areas of student loans, collection, financial services, insurance and printing and lodging reservations thrive here.
Aberdeen is also the birthplace of many corporate headquarters and franchises including: Super 8 Motels, Expetec, Wooden Mallet, Midstates Printing, Dacotah Bank, Hub City, Inc., Cabinets Universal, Primrose Retirement Communities, Kitchen Tune-U, My Place, and more. The city also hosts local, regional and national companies such as Banner Engineering, 3M Company, BAE Systems, Twin City Fan, and Molded Fiber Glass Companies.
In 2008, Governor M. Michael Rounds named Aberdeen the best large community of the year in the State of South Dakota. In addition, Brown County has been named "Least Stressed" and "Most Affordable."