SIOUX FALLS MAKES ANOTHER TOP TEN LIST
4. Sioux Falls, S.D.
Unemployment Rate: 4.2% (as of November)
State Unemployment Rate: 3.3% (as of December)
Less than three hours from Omaha, fast-growing Sioux Falls is a regional economic engine which consistently ranks in the top tier of small cities for job growth. Though popular for financial services companies due to its lack of state corporate income tax, the state's largest city has been diversifying beyond that.
Which industries are hiring: Health care and medical research and development for juvenile diabetes and breast cancer are two areas of focus for companies in the area, says Amy Smolik, a spokeswoman for the city's Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, manufacturing and agriculture services still have a strong footprint in the city, Smolik said.