Economics

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 2

Dr. Matt Friedman is a Visiting Professor of Economics at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. He came to Vermillion from New York where he was a research fellow and public policy advocate.

Today at 3:30, in a Beacom Scholar Series event, Friedman discusses “Wage and Employment Impacts of a Criminal Record.”  His presentation is at Beacom Hall 117 on the USD campus.

In The Moment...January 9 2017 Show 006 Hour 1

Guests: Kay Adams, director of the Center for Journal Therapy in Colorado; Ken Delfino, US Navy Veteran discusses the Tet Offensive; Ernie Goss, Professor of Economics at Creighton University

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Three in four South Dakota voters say the state should cap payday lending interest rates. Initiated Measure 21 garnered support from 270,278 people.

Steve Hildebrand owns a coffee shop in Downtown Sioux Falls. Customers who visited him Wednesday offered him congratulations with their orders.

Hildebrand has campaigned in favor of limiting the interest rate payday lenders can charge. He says a coalition of churches, groups, and concerned citizens support the move.

RCP&E Railway Expands To Serve More Farmers

Jul 6, 2016

South Dakotans should expect more rail traffic as the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad expands. Governor Dennis Daugaard is commemorating the completion of two main sidings on the railway this week.

Kenzie Wagner / SDPB

Two business leaders in Rapid City spoke at the Black Hills Forum and Press Club on Friday to discuss the ups and downs of South Dakota’s economy, including what lies ahead.

Ben Snow is with Rushmore Region, the group promotes economic development. He says South Dakota is protected from recessions more so than other places in the U.S.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The conversations of Dakota Midday on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 are woven together with an economics thread.

Workforce initiatives can't rely on the quality of jobs in South Dakota if they want to attract people from other regions. Research shows the way younger people choose careers is different than you might expect. J. Mac Holladay is the founder and CEO of Market Street Services based in Atlanta, Georgia. He explains why place may matter more than a certain kind of employment.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Area leaders say technology is rapidly changing the way they do business. People from different industries met in Sioux Falls Thursday to discuss technology and South Dakota’s economy. The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce worked together for the free event.

The Center for Western Studies

A recent survey from Forbes ranked South Dakota fourteenth in the magazine’s list of the best states for business. It put South Dakota at the top for the cost of doing business. In 2013, CNBC named South Dakota “America’s Top State for Business.”

Jon Stahl

As the self-described “world’s first stand-up economist,” Yoram Bauman has made a career out of economics humor,  performing his act in comedy clubs, professional conferences and colleges. He's also the co-author of three cartoon textbooks: The Cartoon Introduction to Microeconomics, The Cartoon Introduction to Macroeconomics and The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

SDPB

The financial cable network CNBC has rated South Dakota as the best state for business. The network's website says South Dakota's business climate earned the highest score ever given to a state since the survey was begun. The state's business climate scored more than 16 hundred points out of a possible 25 hundred. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss provides some outside perspective of the CNBC survey. Goss is currently the MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and Director of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colorado.