South Dakota

International companies in South Dakota employ 14,000 U.S. workers. Approximately 9,300 of those jobs are in the manufacturing sector. With 247 international companies in the Mount Rushmore State, global investment grows South Dakota's economy. Discover how global investment is growing South Dakota's economy and providing high-quality jobs in local communities.

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Globally Connected

14,000 Workers

in South Dakota are employed as a result of global investment - an increase of 8.5 percent since 2013.

9,300 Mfg Workers

in South Dakota - 66.4 percent of all FDI jobs in the state - are in the manufacturing sector.

Canada, United Kingdom, and France

support the largest number of jobs in South Dakota among all international employers.

247 Global Employers

have operations in South Dakota.

From 2013 to 2018, South Dakota's FDI employment
While the state's overall private-sector employment