South Dakota

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

South Dakota

Retail is literally at the center of the United States in Belle Fourche, S.D. - the geographic center of the nation.

Retail is the nation's largest private sector employer driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere - especially in South Dakota. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. 

South Dakota retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
$6.7 (b)
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
$2,308 (m)
Direct Labor Income
$3,608 (m)
Direct Impact on GDP

Retail jobs in South Dakota

Each year, a Dairy Queen in Madison, South Dakota sells more blizzards in one day than any other location in the world. It’s all thanks to national “Blizzard Day” during which all proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network. This location is continuously the top fundraiser. The reason? A community-wide show of support. Watch the video.

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.