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Growing Global Business

South Dakota is the perfect place for your business. Whether you are looking to invest here from a foreign land, or you already call South Dakota home and are ready to sell your products world-wide, we are ready to support you in your global business endeavors.

Home to a diverse set of foreign-owned companies across a wide-range of industry operations, South Dakota offers businesses opportunities that others do not. Our tax climate allows businesses to keep more of their profits. Our tax structure has no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no personal property tax, no inheritance tax, and no business inventory tax.

South Dakota has a US Port of Entry in Sioux Falls, allowing businesses access to efficient US Customs clearings for cargo and chartered flights.

If you are ready to expand your markets, we have partners that can help you succeed. You can find more information on the services offered and contact information below.

Certificates of Free Sale

Certificates of Free Sale are now issued by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Required by certain countries, these certificates state that South Dakota companies produce the purchased products in the state and there are no trade restrictions on said products. There is no charge for a certificate. To request a certificate please follow the instructions in Certificate of Free Sale information sheet.

Download the Certificate of Free Sale Protocol

SD Trade

The GOED works closely with South Dakota Trade in the state to coordinate resources and better serve companies looking to expand their businesses with international efforts.

South Dakota Trade navigates international trade for South Dakota. The association works with a number of programs and several key industries while offering free consulting services to companies throughout the state.

Contact Information:

Luke J. Lindberg, President & CEO
3501 N Aviation Ave, Suite 209
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Ph: 605-338-3424

U.S. Commercial Service

The GOED works closely with U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce to coordinate resources and better serve companies looking to expand their businesses with international efforts.
The U.S. Commercial Service can help you:

  • Research new international markets
  • Find qualified international buyers and distributors
  • Promote your company at trade events around the world
  • Receive help through every step of the export process

Contact Information:

Cinnamon King, CGBP, Director
200 N. Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 USA
Ph: 605-201-5045
Fax: 605-330-4266

Foreign Direct Investment

The GOED stimulates further economic growth through foreign direct investment (FDI), working to create opportunities for international collaboration, job growth, and economic development success.

Contact Information:
Adam Molseed, GOED Business Development Director


South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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