aberdeen south dakota


Aberdeen is a great place to grow a career, start a business, raise a family, or retire!

Welcome Package

> $6,000 Value

As the third-largest city in the State of South Dakota at a population of 30,000, Aberdeen offers the charm of a small town with the amenities of a larger city. Aberdeen's strong community spirit, high-performing schools and colleges, family-friendly recreation, and vibrant economy continue to attract visitors, residents, and business to our city.

$2500 Relocation Bonus

Provided by the City of Aberdeen

YMCA Membership

 12-Month Family Package

NSU All-Access Membership

2 Season Passes for all Northern State University athletics and fine arts events

Aberdeen Insider Subscription

1 Year Digital + Print Subscription for Local News

Brown County Fair Concert Tickets

2 1-Night Concert Tickets

Climate Control Services

 12-Month Free HVAC Services

Aberdeen Wings Hockey Tickets

4 Tickets to Any Aberdeen Game Plus Wings Merch

Brown County Speedway

10 Adult Admission Passes or Any Regular Night of Racing in the 2024 Season

Aberdeen is a small college town with big dreams in the heart of America

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We offer a safe, livable community with lots to do for all ages and interests. That’s why more and more people from near and far are calling Aberdeen home.

Here in Aberdeen, freedom and family are two of our top small-town values. Whether you are an employee at one of our many high-quality employers or own your own business, Aberdeen is City with a small-town spirit that offers big opportunities.


Job Opportunities

Aberdeen is the hub of a large regional trade area which creates a growing business climate. It also provides a reliable market for businesses. Aberdeen serves as the headquarters and as a launching site for many regional and national businesses. This unique and noteworthy community characteristic is evidenced by successful companies in renewable energy, value-added agriculture, hotel/lodging, healthcare, financial services, banking, construction, and manufacturing industries.

Industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, and the trades are what has built Aberdeen, South Dakota into the thriving community we are today. We are proud of our small city with big opportunities that you will enjoy calling home.

As many communities boast, we also have a diverse pool of businesses that offer great career opportunities. With a strong agriculture community, many offshoots from that industry branch out creating more industry. We also thrive in other areas because we serve as a regional hub for surrounding communities.

There are currently over a thousand manufacturing establishments in the state and this sector continues to grow.

South Dakota has one of the strongest economies and job markets in the nation. South Dakota was the first state to bounce back from the COVID pandemic.

Start a Business in Aberdeen!

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Looking to be your own boss? Aberdeen, South Dakota is a community built and sustained by entrepreneurial spirit. Move here and start your business. We have free business resources that can help you thrive!

Whether you’re an employee or a small business owner, Aberdeen has an outstanding business climate where you and your business have no State corporate or personal income tax.

22nd out of 1300 Best Small City for Starting a Business

WalletHub, 2022

4 Seasons of Fun

  • High School and University level athletic events at top of the line facilities
  • NAHL Hockey
  • Highest division II basketball attendance
  • Intermural Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball
  • 3 Golf Courses
  • Snowmobile Trails, Ice Skating Rink
  • Indoor Roller Skating Rink, Indoor Arcades, Bowling
  • State parks within an hour drive
  • Curling Club, Pickleball, Frisbee Golf, Pool
  • Parks, Lakes, Waterpark, and Bike Trails


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Aberdeen, SD

Aberdeen Development Corporation

506 S Main Street, Suite 2
Aberdeen, SD 57401