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South Dakota is home to companies of all kinds that benefit from our state’s superior tax climate and a business-first environment. Companies looking to grow or relocate in South Dakota can count on a reliable network of industry support within our four focus industries – advanced manufacturing, bioscience, financial services and value-added ag – or healthcare, business services and more. See our state’s largest private employers that benefit from our state’s stable business climate.

Largest Private Employers
Augustana University
Avera Health
Black Hills Corporation
Dakota Provisions
Daktronics, Inc.
LSI, Inc.
Midcontinent Communications
Monument Health
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Inc.
Premier Bankcard, Inc.
Sanford Health
Showplace Wood Products
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Wells Fargo

Source: Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation in January 2022, using third quarter 2022 employment data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).


South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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