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The Rushmore Regional Trade Area includes over 470,000 people within 200 miles. As such, Rapid City and the surrounding Rushmore Region Communities offer retail trade, medical and professional services, and recreation opportunities second to none. Over the past decade, Rapid City has consistently been nationally ranked for retail sales per household and continues to perform at record levels, even during the recent recession.

  • South Dakota #1 Best State For Starting a Business (see more here)
  • South Dakota #1 America's Friendliest State for Small Business 2018 (see more here)
  • South Dakota #2 Best States for Small Business Taxes (see more here)
  • South Dakota #2 Best Business Climate in the US (see more here)
  • South Dakota #2 Best State for Quality of Life (see more here)
  • South Dakota #2 Best State for Overall Well-Being and Happiness (see more here)
  • South Dakota #3 Business Tax Climate by the Tax Foundation (see more here)
  • South Dakota #3 on US News Fiscal Stability 2019 list (see more here)
  • South Dakota #3 on Small Business Policy Index 2018 list (see more here)
  • South Dakota #9 on Gallup Top 10 Well Being 2019 list (see more here)
  • South Dakota #9 state in America to Land Your Dream Job (see more here)

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