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SD’s entrepreneurial spirit confirmed

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By Northern Plains News Service

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A new study finds South Dakotans have the fourth most entrepreneurial personality in the nation.

Only the District of Columbia (1), Colorado (2) and Utah (3) rate higher than South Dakota in the scholarly study.

The remainder of the top 10 states is also largely from the West or Plains: Nevada (5), Alaska (6), Arizona (7), New Mexico (8), Nebraska (9) and Montana (10). Rankings for other regional states: Wyoming (20), Minnesota (22), North Dakota (23) and Iowa (35).

The study also looked at entrepreneurship by region in the United Kingdom and Germany.

The results are from a study by Dr. Martin Obschonka, a psychologist from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany and his team of researchers in Germany and the United States. The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology recently published an article on the findings.

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