Economic Impact

Small Towns, Big Challenges

21 hours ago

In The Moment … June 29, 2020 Show 848 Hour 1

Morning Macro: Will Our Economy Bounce Back?

Mar 30, 2020

In The Moment ... March 30, 2020 Show 784 Hour 1

Americans watch the devastating economic impact of the pandemic disruption, but South Dakotans want to know what's happening here at home.  Joe Santos is a Professor of Economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. You can follow along at his blog  

Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Continues

Mar 23, 2020

In The Moment ... March 23, 2020 Show 779 Hour 1

As the economic impact of the coronavirus continues to wash through South Dakota, financial management has become fraught with emotion in new ways. For many people, what they thought about financial security needs to be reexamined. Rick Kahler is a frequent guest on In the Moment. He's a wealth advisor and pioneer in financial therapy. He's the founder of the Kahler Financial Group in Rapid City.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Thousands of soccer players and fans descend on Sioux Falls this weekend. The city hosts a regional youth soccer tournament. Organizers say no other sporting event in Sioux Falls has a larger economic impact. This isn’t the first time the city welcomes soccer teams from the region. Sioux Falls prepares for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Midwest Championships.

In the Moment ... April 20, 2017 Show 076 Hour 1

We continue our look at how shifting populations impact South Dakota communities. SDPB's Kealey Bultena is in Harrisburg. She's joined by Harrisburg school superintendent Jim Holbeck. 

Art is often a selling factor for businesses looking to expand to a community. Organizations around the state are taking action to measure the economic impact of art. SDPB'S Chynna Lockett has more.​

Sturgis Rally Economic Boom Is Not Just For Sturgis

Aug 6, 2015
Gary Ellenbolt / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Officials are expecting as many as one million people at this week’s Sturgis Bike Rally.  This is a great time to be a merchant in the Black Hills, since everyone who attends the rally needs to eat, sleep, and get something to take home for the kids.  But the towns in far West River are not the only ones to benefit from the bikers. 

Economic Impact Of Early Blizzard On SD

Oct 22, 2013

Silvia Christen, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, says an early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle in western South Dakota will have a staggering economic impact. Christen told the Rapid City Council that the direct economic impact of the cattle loses could be half a billion dollars, and the indirect impact could be $1.7 billion. A relief fund set up in the wake of the October 4th blizzard that dumped up to 4 feet of snow in the region has about $300,000 in donations so far. This afternoon, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, U.S.