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Utilities and Telecommunications


The average industrial electricity rate in the Rushmore Region is 6.18¢/kWh. This is 7.35% less than the national average rate of 6.67¢/kWh. Industrial rates in the U.S. range from 4.13¢/kWh to 30.82¢/kWh.
Sources: National Renewable Energy Laboratory; U.S. Department of Energy

Electricity providers:

Natural Gas

Montana-Dakota Utilities’ engineers work with large commercial and industrial customers as a one-stop shop for energy needs by providing engineering advice, up-to-date information on new energy technology, financial analysis, vendor referral and energy auditing services.

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A reliable system of telecommunications support ensures that companies are never without connectivity no matter where they operate. Rural South Dakotans have greater access to wired broadband telecommunications services than many of their counterparts across the country.
Sources: South Dakota Dashboard; South Dakota Telecommunications Association
South Dakota’s telecommunications infrastructure is highlighted by:

Telecommunications providers: