Community Profile

The Community Profile is the official publication of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, and provides information on demographics, labor statistics, business and tax climate data as well as education, recreation and business services. The publication will give you a general overview of our community. If you have more specific questions about Sioux Falls, please contact us. 

In the News


Sioux Falls, the region, and the State of South Dakota continue to be recognized in the media . . . here are a few of the rankings and ratings that have taken place recently: 

Sioux Falls Development Foundation Annual Report

The Sioux Falls Development Foundation Annual Meeting Progress Report is a statistical and narrative summary of developments that have taken place within the community year-to-date. The report highlights activity within the Sioux Empire Development Parks and the South Dakota Technology Business Center, as well as major industrial, office, commercial, healthcare and quality of life developments. The report is published every year in November in conjunction with the Sioux Falls Development Foundation Annual Meeting.

Historical Perspectives


In 1954, a group of far-sighted business leaders created the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, a non-profit economic development corporation focused on improving the economy of the Sioux Falls region. The Foundation is widely recognized for helping create one of the most vibrant, secure and growing economies in the nation. The organization has a long and storied history, thanks to the many individuals who have been instrumental in creating and continuing the Development Foundation legacy.

Regional Publications

Transportation: The Sioux Falls Advantage

Our effective and efficient transportation system includes two Interstate highways, Class I rail, convenient air service, and the only Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in the state. An excellent county highway system and short line rail provide a second tier of connectivity throughout the region. This makes Sioux Falls a transportation hub that connects people with goods from coast to coast and beyond.

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