Jewelry from Jersey

Because y’know, South Dakota jobs simply don’t pay anything:

The business-friendly tax climate of South Dakota may lead a Fairfield jewelry company to leave for the Great Plains.

Bergio International Inc. announced Thursday morning that it is considering moving business operations to South Dakota.

Berge Abajian, chief executive officer and designer, said in the announcement that South Dakota’s Office of Economic Development has presented Bergio with an opportunity.

“This opportunity would enable Bergio to consolidate the back office while providing a savings to our bottom line of 30 percent to 40 percent in labor and tax costs,” Abajian said in a press release. “Not only would this have a positive impact on Bergio’s goals for 2010 and beyond, it’s a great opportunity for South Dakota’s economic development as well.”

The nice thing about the jewelry business? You can do it indoors when the visibility drops too much.