• Sioux Falls named best city for small business – Forbes (November 2017)
  • South Dakota has been recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform as the top state for business – 2017 Lawsuit Claim Survey – U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (September 2017)
  • Sioux Falls is soaring – The Wall Street Journal named Sioux Falls, SD as a “financial and health care powerhouse in the middle of cornfields” (March 2017)
  • Sioux Falls, SD has been named the 5th happiest city in the U.S. due to “the abundance of resources in the community” (wallethub.com, March 2017)
  • South Dakota has had a balanced budget since 1889
  • Highest number of Regulated Private Trust Companies (PTC) and #1 Ranked Regulated Private Family Trust Company (PFTC) Jurisdiction
  • South Dakota has a rate of 3% of GDP in State Debt, Adjusted Pension & Other Postemployment Benefits
  • Highest Ranked Trust Jurisdiction in the U.S. – #1 in all categories by Trusts & Estates magazine (January 2016)
  • South Dakota is the only state that has 100% state pension funding
  • Highest Ranked Domestic Asset Protection Trust Jurisdiction – Trusts & Estates magazine (January 2017)
  • South Dakota now has the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 2.7% (August 2016).
  • South Dakota continues to hold the most total bank assets in the United States with $3.15 Trillion according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) (Second Quarter 2016).
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named South Dakota the best state in the nation for its business climate. “With unparalleled tax advantages and generous entrepreneur support programs, South Dakota has achieved a business climate that other states seeking to spur economic development should look to as a guidepost for success,” said Carolyn Cawley, Managing Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. (November 2015)
  • South Dakota has the fifth lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.5%, behind North Dakota (2.8%), Nebraska (2.9%), Hawaii (3.4%) and New Hampshire (3.4%). (October 2015)
  • South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signs Executive Proclamation proclaiming the April as Financial Literacy Month. To see the proclamation click here.
  • The 2015 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign has launched. To learn more about it and how you can participate click here.
  • 2014 Fall Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign Report and Magazine™ by The Financial Awareness Foundation discusses one of the nation’s most broad-based, multifaceted campaigns for improving financial awareness and financial literacy. Check it out by clicking here!
  • South Dakota’s Unemployment rate drops to 3.6% in August 2014, down from 3.7% in July
  • South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signs Executive Proclamation proclaiming the 3rd week in October as Estate Planning Awareness Week. To see the proclamation click here.
  • National Estate Planning Awareness Week is the 3rd week in October. To learn more about it and how to participate click here.
  • A Golden Age of Philanthropy Still Beckons: National Wealth Transfer and Potential for Philanthropy, from The Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College has recently released this landmark study by researchers John J. Havens and Paul G. Schervish. Check it out by clicking here.
  • 2014 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report, states that 86 percent of its donors discuss giving plans and philanthropic planning with their families at least once a year. To see the report click here.
  • 2014 Spring Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign Report by The Financial Awareness Foundation discusses one of the nation’s most broad-based, multifaceted campaigns for improving financial awareness and financial literacy. Check it out by clicking here!
  • South Dakota’s jobless rate holds steady at 3.8%; still the second lowest unemployment rate in the country (July 2014)
  • South Dakota economy grew at 6.8% from 2012 to 2013, almost twice as fast as the national GDP at 3.5%
  • South Dakota now has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.7%, behind only North Dakota. (October 2013)
  • South Dakota was ranked the top state for business by CNBC! Check it out by clicking here!
  • South Dakota was again ranked the #1 state for bank assets, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
  • South Dakota’s unemployment rate drops again to 4% from 4.1% as it continues to have the third lowest unemployment rate in the country, behind Nebraska and North Dakota.
  • America’s Next Boom Town? Sioux Falls, SD! Check out WHTC’s article by clicking here!