When you hear ‘the Mount Rushmore State’, you know immediately what state it is and why people love it.
The Missouri River divides South Dakota into two halves: East River has most people in such big cities as Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Aberdeen, and lives off crop agriculture and service industry; West River is home to several Native American reservations and depends on ranching and defense. Also, tourism to Deadwood, the Black Hills, and Mount Rushmore, one of the major national landmarks is not to be neglected – wouldn’t you go? If not, then go for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that annually attracts approximately the same number of visitors that permanently reside in the state.
Keep in mind that South Dakota is traditionally rural. If you dislike jobs in agriculture, yet desire working for a big employer, try Citibank or Ellsworth Air Force. South Dakota States University is the largest educational facility in the state; the University of South Dakota is smaller but older and ranked higher on the list of top American schools.