South Dakota Trade Key Industries
Makers in South Dakota are responsible for manufacturing a variety of high-quality goods, from world-class precision ag products to electronic display boards found at sports stadiums across the globe.
South Dakota’s bioscience industry offers private and public companies a wealth of support through a robust network of partners and programs that promote research, advocacy and education in biotech.
South Dakota is well-versed in the importance of agricultural science and innovation. Thanks in part to support from our one-of-a-kind research facilities and a rich history in agriculture production, South Dakota is at the forefront of value-added agriculture.
In South Dakota, agriculture’s impact on our economy is significant. Feedlots, hog units, poultry, dairies, and aquatic animals supply more than the food on our tables.
Precision ag has existed in some form or fashion since the beginning of agriculture. The industry today utilizes GPS technologies and a variety of computerized monitoring and application equipment to provide real-time data that can help ag producers respond quickly and precisely to conditions.
Data breaches, malware infections and identity theft are vulnerabilities consumers worldwide know all too well. But in South Dakota, or should we say Silicon Prairie, our defense against cybercrimes is beginning to soar.
South Dakota is home to some of the world’s largest financial institutions and financial service providers. We are the global leader in trust administration and managment with over $500b in assets housed right here on the prairie.
Chemicals & Biofuels
South Dakota is leading the clean-energy revolution with our state-of the-art biofuel facilities. Our state is well-known for producing high-quality, low-carbon ethanol and is also investing in renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels.