From our Office


Another year, another No. 1 ranking by Forbes

Forbes released its annual Best Places for Business & Careers ranking today and once again placed Sioux Falls No. 1 in its "Small Places" category. This is the 10th time Sioux Falls has been the No. 1 place in the last 11 years.

This honor follows CNBC's announcement last month that South Dakota notched the top spot as its Best State for Business, including the highest score ever achieved in the ranking's history. A closer look at Forbes' numbers reveals that Sioux Falls' cost of doing business was rated No. 2 and our job growth 14th, both very impressive marks measured against 184 other communities. 

Our metro population might be “small” at 238,000, but our community serves a significant regional footprint that supports a higher level of amenities in healthcare, lifestyle and retail than the numbers may represent. We also draw from a larger employment pool than the data reflects.

Part of our community's ongoing success can be tied to the efforts of the public and private sectors working together through Forward Sioux Falls. Thanks for your continued investment in the Sioux Falls area by investing in Forward Sioux Falls.

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