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South Dakota Ranked in the Top 15 for Best States For Business

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Ed Menard Ranger/National Park Service

CNBC released their report ranking the 50 states in every category from doing business, to economy, to education, cost of living, technology and beyond for 2014.

Good news South Dakota, we came in at #11 overall and at #2 with business friendliness. Bad news, we came in last in Technology and Innovation. They say:

The Mount Rushmore State offers monumentally-friendly business regulations, but costs have risen along with the state’s profile. The state ranks at the bottom for innovation.

 

Category
Score
  2014 Rank
  2013 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 336   6   1
Workforce 204   6 (Tie)   11
Quality of Life 217   10   7
Infrastructure & Transportation 180   31 (Tie)   19
Economy 241   20   6
Education 69   30 (Tie)   30
Technology & Innovation 35   50   48
Business Friendliness 177   2   2
Cost of Living 35   16   26
Access to Capital 13   26   39
Overall 1507   11   1

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