WHY CHOOSE SOUTH DAKOTA
If you want to be part of a rapidly evolving financial sector yet don’t want to miss out on the perks of being close to nature, then South Dakota is the place for you. Ranked number one in the US for starting a business (CNN Money), South Dakota is home to many small, medium and large businesses, thanks to excellent communication technology, strategic geographic location and a strong economy (eighth strongest in the US, 2015 est). It was voted the fourth best job market in the country (WalletHub.com 2014), with plenty of opportunities for talented and skilled professionals, particularly in the areas of finance, accounting, trust and fiduciary, investment management, banking and insurance. As the largest city, Sioux Falls has the highest concentration of expats in the state - majority of them are employed by the finance industry. With a low cost of living, competitive salaries, attractive tax benefits, affordable housing and a high quality of life, there is every reason for an expat to choose South Dakota over any other state.
Being in cities like Pierre and Sioux Falls means you are never far away from the breathtaking landscape, national parks, lake trails and other natural attractions that this state has to offer. Some of the iconic tourist destinations include Mount Rushmore National Memorial (the world-renowned stone monument featuring the sculptures of America’s four most historically significant presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln), Badlands National Park (the world’s only Corn Palace), the Black Hills (one of the most sought-after spots for hiking, biking and camping) and the Missouri River (the longest river in North America).