The Hill City Advantage

Hill City is a beautiful western South Dakota town with much to offer. Those who come here to work will discover a warm and inviting Black Hills community to call home. Those who come to chase the Black Hills terrain and experience that preferred South Dakotan existence will find fulfilling work to fuel their love of fun and play.

Discover the Advantage


    The Hill City area is an excellent location for launching a new business venture, buying an existing business, or relocating business operations. Our progressive community is determined to help new and existing businesses thrive. We are located 25 minutes from Rapid City, 20 from Custer, and 9 miles from Keystone on Highway 16/385, at the south entrance of Mount Rushmore.


    The business climate in Hill City, SD is like no other. Where other US communities have suffered economically in recent years, research has positioned South Dakota as one of the preeminent states in the US for doing business. Why? Our common sense legislation operates outside the lines of unnecessary bureaucracy, and our low taxes (and lack of a state income tax) mean that more of your profits will remain yours. Visit for more information.


    In South Dakota, our size is our strength. We are small, and we consider that an asset. That’s because in South Dakota, you will find communities that work together, researchers that share information, and a collaborative spirit you simply can’t find in larger states.


    Maybe you haven’t heard yet, but South Dakota supports research. In fact, since 2002, the state has launched 10 Centers of Excellence that conduct research in cutting-edge technologies, from financial protection, to cancer research, to nanoscience, and photonics.


    All it takes is one taste of Hill City living to fall in love with what our great town has to offer: a rich culture, a bright outlook, and a strong sense of community spirit. Thousands have found exactly what they were looking for in life nestled in this mountain range of Ponderosa pine—perhaps you will, too.