Why the Black Hills?
The Black Hills are the highest mountain range in the United States east of the rockies until you reach the pyrenees in Spain. From rugged mountains and beautiful canyons in the northern hills to striking rock formations in the southern hills, streams filled with trout, and forests home to black hills spruce, aspen, birch and ponderosa, there is no shortage of natural beauty and geological diversity in the Black Hills.
A common issue in many mountain destinations is that there is no real economy to speak of outside of tourism, and this creates labor issues. This is not the case in the Black Hills. The Region is home to a diverse economy which includes agriculture, mining and natural resource extraction, gaming, tourism, and a strategic airforce base home to our nations stealth bombers. Also, the year around population of the region is over 150,000 and up to 225,000 during the summer months.
South Dakota is a state well known for low taxation and regulation, promoting investment and business growth. There is no income tax in the state and it is also typically ranked as the #1 state to establish legacy trusts.
Located almost right in the center of the nation, the Black Hills are highly accessibly. Rapid City Regional Airport hosts daily direct flights from Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Las Vegas. For Private Fliers, Black Hills Airport in Spearfish has a 6,400’ runway which can accommodate almost any private aircraft.