Rapid City and the Black Hills have long been known for their unsurpassed natural beauty, recreation and great people. The fact that Rapid City is located some distance from any major metropolitan area has allowed it to develop a character of its own — where honesty and hard work are still important, yet are balanced against an unmatched enjoyment of life. Learn more by watching this video about living in the Black Hills.

Why Your Company Should Expand or Relocate to Rapid City:

  • No Inventory Tax
  • No Corporate Income Tax
  • No Personal Income Tax
  • No Personal Property Tax
  • Unmatched Governmental Cooperation
  • Unsurpassed Natural Beauty and Quality of Life
  • Low Utility Costs
  • 47th in the Nation in Total Crime Index
  • Low Fire Insurance Rates
  • Low Interest Loans and Job Training Money
  • Low Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Rates
  • Low Regulatory Environment
  • Strong State and City Credit Ratings
  • Tax Abatement for Manufacturing
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Developed Industrial Parks
  • State-of-the-Art Telecommunication Infrastructure
  • Well Educated, Hard Working Labor Force
  • Low Unionization (less than 1%)
  • Excellent Air, Rail & Highway System
  • Low Operating & Facilities Cost

We have created a document summarizing information about our fantastic area:

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  • Population
  • Taxes
  • Sales
  • Employers
  • Climate
  • Government
  • Labor
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • and MORE

pdfClick here or on the image to download our Community Profile.


Economy Overview

Click here to download the EMSI Economy Overview