Dakota Midday: State Tourism Grows in 2014

Jan 26, 2015

The South Dakota Department of Tourism has released numbers from 2014. Despite a slow start because of bad weather, tourism secretary Jim Hagen says overall the state’s tourism industry had a strong year with a growth of two-and-a-half percent, creating a nearly $2 billion dollar impact on the state’s economy. The statistics were released during last week’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Secretary Hagen joined Dakota Midday and discussed the 2o14 numbers and the "banner year" he expects for 2015.