As the third largest city in the State of South Dakota, Aberdeen offers the charm of a small town with the amenities of a larger city. Aberdeen's strong community spirit, high-performing schools and colleges, family friendly recreation, and vibrant economy continue to attract visitors, residents, and business to our city.
It is a place where entrepreneurs can prosper and solid values survive. Brown County is also one of the most productive agricultural counties in South Dakota. In recent years, the area has been transformed from a trade center serving family farms to a regional agricultural center with ever-expanding grain terminals, processing facilities, and ethanol plants.
Aberdeen is also the birthplace of many corporate headquarters and franchises including: Super 8 Motels, Expetec, Wooden Mallet, Midstates Printing, Dacotah Bank, Hub City, Inc., Cabinets Universal, Primrose Retirement Communities, Kitchen Tune-Up, My Place Hotels, and more. The city also hosts local, regional and national companies such as Banner Engineering, 3M Company, BAE Systems, Twin City Fan, and Molded Fiber Glass Companies.
In 2008, Governor M. Michael Rounds named Aberdeen the best large community of the year in the State of South Dakota. In addition, Brown County has been named "Least Stressed" and "Most Affordable."