Relocation Information

Living & Relocating to Rapid City

While people in more metropolitan areas spend hours of drive time, the state average commute in South Dakota is 13.8 minutes. What that means is more time for golfing, fishing, hiking, relaxing with family or doing whatever it is that makes you happiest.

For the outdoor enthusiast, there is no better place to be than Western South Dakota. Recreational opportunities are truly limited only by your imagination. Outdoor lovers participate in everything from hiking to fishing to rock climbing. If skiing is your thing, our winters provide you with the opportunity to cross country or downhill ski. In the summer, break out your skis and enjoy some of the calmest waters around.

If you’re more into cultural activities, Western South Dakota has much to offer. This area of the state has played host to many traveling theater groups, international dance troupes, and national powwow competitions.

Whether you are relocating your business or moving your family, you’ll find that Rapid City is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. Moving to Rapid City with your family you will find that you never run out of things to do as you enjoy the benefits of a strong tourist economy.  With hiking trails within city limits and the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. The public parks are well maintained and connected through a robust bike path.

Rapid City also boasts of a vibrant downtown. Main Street Square and the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center are the prime locations for public events and concerts. Immerse yourself in the culture when you move to Rapid City by visiting art galleries and museums.

The Rapid City Area School District is comprised of 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 high schools. There are also several private-sector options for education in Rapid City.  There is also a variety of post-secondary education options in Rapid City – a great way to continue to support an educated workforce.

Move your business to Rapid City and take advantage of the vibrant, strong economy. The Rapid City region boasts a skilled, hard-working labor force, one of the lowest costs of living and cultural influences through the Native American and agricultural heritage. The retail sector of Rapid City draws shoppers from four surrounding states. Annually, millions of visitors come to the City of Presidents when they want to see Mount Rushmore and discover so much more.

In Rapid City South Dakota you will enjoy the benefits of NO Corporate income tax, NO personal income tax, NO business inventory tax, NO personal property tax.

Visitors and locals both experience a strong sense of patriotism in Rapid City as we are home to two military bases and a thriving VA medical network. Ellsworth Air Force Base, operated by the 28th Bomb Wing, has a primary mission of two B-1B bomber squadrons. The South Dakota National Guard Camp Rapid is home to the South Dakota Adjutant General. Camp Rapid also hosts the Golden Coyote Exercise in Rapid City.

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