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The latest figures are in!
For the third consecutive year, the GOED
analyzed the salaries, cost of living, and
taxes paid for more than 560 occupations
to compute the purchasing power of each
occupation s salary in each state. For
2012 - the most recent year that numbers
are available - South Dakota ranked 17th.
That's up from 26th in 2011.
"We hear a lot about low wages in South
Dakota, but looking only at gross pay is not
the best way to make a comparison to
other states," said GOED Commissioner
Pat Costello. "Our study takes a host of
other factors into account and tells you how much money is left in your pocket at the end of
the day, which is what really matters."
To see how much you really earn visit www.sdreadytowork.com, then click on “News &
Media,” and then “Publications & Studies.”
Governor Dennis Daugaard announced the award of nine grants in
September for economic development efforts under the Reinvestment
Payment Program, Local Infrastructure Improvement Program, Economic
Development Partnership Program, and the South Dakota Jobs Program.
The grants, which totaled close to $1.8 million, were approved by the Board
of Economic Development.
The Local Infrastructure Improvement Program, Economic Development
Partnership Program, and South Dakota Jobs Program are all part of the Building South
Dakota Fund, which was created by Senate Bill 235. The Reinvestment Program was also
part of Senate Bill 235, which was a comprehensive economic package that was passed
this year by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Daugaard.
This is a publication of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Commissioner-Pat Costello; Deputy
Commissioner-Nathan Lukkes; Marketing and Public Relations Director-Mary Lehecka Nelson; Editor and
Designer-Jennifer Lambley. © Copyright 2013
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