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Manufacturing

Modern Manufacturing for the Global Market

Makers in South Dakota are responsible for manufacturing a variety of high-quality goods, from world-class precision ag products to electronic display boards found at sports stadiums across the globe. Not only are our products dependable, but so are the people who make them. We have a manufacturing ecosystem that supports growth and encourages innovation. With access to a U.S Port of Entry and major interstates to both coasts and Canada, it’s no surprise that manufacturing products make up the majority of the state’s exports.

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Industry Data

1,089
Number of Establishments
(2021)
43,812
Average Employment
(2021)
$2.5B
Total Payroll
(2021)
$56,073
Average Annual Wage
(2021)
$5.2B
Manufacturing GDP
(2021)
$1.7B
Manufactured Goods Exported
(2021)
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Top 10 Manufacturing Subsectors by Employment (2021)

IndustryEstabEmpTotal WagesAvg Weekly WageAvg Ann Salary
Food Manufacturing13510,880$592,212,710$1,047$54,431
Machinery Manufacturing1246,133$348,033,187$1,091$56,748
Miscellaneous Manufacturing834,723$298,570,516$1,216$63,216
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing1733,778$194,773,216$991$51,549
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing453,447$196,327,750$1,095$56,960
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing652,321$111,873,069$927$48,197
Wood Product Manufacturing532,142$123,056,258$1,105$57,458
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing322,118$109,216,205$991$51,558
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing821,603$106,837,313$1,282$66,652
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Top Export Markets (2021)

CountryExport (%)
Canada39.1%
Mexico22.9%
China7.0%
Japan6.4%
South Korea3.2%
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Top Goods Exports (2021)

ClassExport (%)
Processed Foods36.6%
Chemicals12.3%
Machinery10.2%
Beverages & Tobacco Products9.2%
Transportation Equipment5.7%

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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