It was more than just the beautiful setting that encouraged Dakota Dunes Development Company, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company to build the Dakota Dunes community in Union County, South Dakota. The state of South Dakota offers one of the top-rated business climates in the U.S.:
KEY ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES
· No personal state income tax
· No corporate state income tax
· No personal property tax
· No business inventory tax
· No inheritance tax
· No local sales tax
In addition to the top-rated business climate, a number of incentive programs are available through the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development and The Siouxland Initiative.
For qualifying projects, the incentives may range from low-interest loans to training assistance. Creativity and flexibility are the keys to designing a financial package that will meet your needs.
HOME TO BUSINESS LEADERS
South Dakota's strong business climate and the amenities offered at Dakota Dunes are attracting a growing number of businesses to Dakota Dunes. Dakota Dunes Development Company assists businesses in all phases of their move, from initial planning to design and construction.
QUALITY WORK FORCE
The Siouxland area boasts a combined population of nearly 145,000. People in this area are highly regarded for their integrity and strong work ethic.
TRANSPORTATION AND DISTRIBUTION
Dakota Dunes is located at the heart of a metropolitan circle encompassing Kansas City, Des Moines, Chicago, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls and Omaha. Interstate 29 passes directly by the Dakota Dunes community and connects with major east/west freeways.
Commercial flights arrive and depart daily at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City. More than 200 freight carriers also serve the area, as well as mainline rail freight service and river transportation.
Employees who live at the Dunes will enjoy easy access to and from I-29 at all hours of the day using SD Exit #1, a state-of-the-art cloverleaf interchange system built in 1991. I-29 is the major north/south route in the United States. The Dunes is located approximately 10 miles from the Sioux City airport. The Dunes is less than 100 miles from I-80 (Omaha) and I-90 (Sioux Falls), the two main east/west routes in the United States and is less than 300 miles from the Twin Cities.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (CID)
Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District operates under the direction of a board of supervisors that oversees services such as the maintenance of streets, sewer and water lines, and common areas.
COVENANTS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES
There are strictly enforced protective covenants and design guidelines in place at Dakota Dunes designed to keep adjacent buildings and houses at a high quality standard therefore enhancing the value of your property.
PROXIMITY TO METRO
Dakota Dunes is located only five minutes from Sioux City, a 145,000 population metro area providing additional amenities. These amenities include the Orpheum Theatre, the Tyson Event Centre, the Sioux City Art Center, the Sioux City Symphony and numerous retail shopping facilities. By living at Dakota Dunes, you can enjoy the favorable South Dakota business climate in a small town, family-oriented setting while enjoying the many cultural, social and retail opportunities offered in Sioux City. This gives your company a competitive advantage in the recruitment and retention of management and employee talent.
DAKOTA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dakota Dunes is part of the newest school district in the area. Established in 1994, Dakota Valley is home to about 1,000 students with modern and well-equipped facilities.
COLLEGES AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
The University of South Dakota, located in Vermillion, SD is 30 miles from the Dunes. Morningside College, Briar Cliff University, Western Iowa Tech and Northeast Community College are located in the metro area within a few minutes drive from the Dunes.
Dakota Dunes has completed the infrastructure necessary for business and residential expansion. Water, sewer and roads are complete and the commercial area is "bulldozer" ready. Dakota Dunes also offers redundancy in its electric service, water service and fiber optic communication system.
Dakota Dunes offers the opportunity to build a facility with potential for expansion.
The Dunes is at the geographic center of the U.S., providing the shortest average travel and delivery times to all quadrants of the U.S. The central time zone also provides the most convenient nationwide communication access.
Dakota Dunes is a master-planned community therefore zoning requirements are complete and approved.