Why Aberdeen?

Aberdeen is the

Best City For Businesses

Centrally located, Aberdeen South Dakota, offers businesses access to extraordinary resources including a highly educated workforce, outstanding infrastructure and attractive financial incentives, all within a community your staff will enjoy calling home.


Personal and corporate income tax rate



Best City for
Starting a Business

WalletHub, 2021


Best City to Live In

USA Today, 2019


NSU students graduate with bachelor degrees


Qualified Workers

Businesses in our community benefit from a highly educated, dedicated workforce with a reputation of being hard workers. As a South Dakota small-town community with a university and impressive graduate rates, Aberdeen produces a qualified workforce annually.

Over 3,300 students are enrolled at Northern State University (NSU) each year

84% of the nearby Lake Area Technical College graduates are employed in South Dakota

Aberdeen’s high school graduation rate exceeds the state and national average at more than 95%

It’s all about location!

Central, Midwest Location

Located in northeastern South Dakota, Aberdeen allows businesses to stay connected to suppliers and customers in other US regions and even internationally. We are a quick drive or flight to Minneapolis and just a few hours from the largest cities in the Dakotas, including Sioux Falls a US Port of Entry. Once known as the Hub City, Aberdeen offers access to one of the largest freight railroad networks in the country, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, instrumental for international product distribution.

People come from all over

The Hub of NE South Dakota

With more than 30 small communities just 60 miles away or less, Aberdeen is the regional hub where groceries get bought, shopping gets done and dinner gets served. Families from all over flock to entertainment destinations like Wylie Park, Storybook Land, Allevity and the aquatic center. With two major hospitals, Aberdeen also serves as a medical resource to the area. We are the big city in the region with lots of amenities to offer our neighboring small towns.

Life is Good In Aberdeen

In Aberdeen, we enjoy an stress-fee lifestyle that other US regions do not and studies have proven, Midwesterners are as nice as the stereotypes suggest. Our community embraces new businesses and new members, and you’ll love what Aberdeen has to offer.

Just over


Median Home Cost

Less than

15 minutes

Average Commute


less than the US average

Cost of Living

Financial Incentives

Attractive Financial Packages

Aberdeen welcomes new businesses and expanding with a variety of local and state financial incentives. Assistance is available for business expansion and relocation for workforce development, capital investment, tax abatements, and other areas. Our team is well versed on available financial packages and will partner with you to ensure your business considers all funding opportunities.

No State income tax

The Best Tax Climate In The U.S.

Aberdeen businesses benefit from limited taxes and, as a result, more money in their coffers. Aberdonians pay no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no personal property tax, no business inventory tax and no inheritance or estate taxes. We’re one of few states that can tout such an ideal corporate tax climate.

  • No corporate income or business inventory tax

  • No personal income or property tax

  • No inheritance or estate taxes

Family life & recreation

Appealing Quality Of Life

Aberdeen is the best place in South Dakota to raise a family. We enjoy an affordable cost of living, open spaces, a relaxed pace of life and amenities for all ages. During the warm months, we enjoy golf courses, parks, lake time and more than 25 miles of trails. In the colder months, we offer pheasant hunting that’s second to none. Any time of the year you may find us at one of the many museums in the area or attending the annual fairs and festivals.

<h3>Michael Bockorny</h3><p>Chief Executive Officer</p>

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Michael Bockorny

Chief Executive Officer