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South Dakota's economy is driven by the agriculture, tourism, financial services and manufacturing industries, along with growing opportunities in the professional, biotech and technical services sectors. According to Dakota Roots, a program backed by the Department of Labor and Regulation to help grow the South Dakota workforce, the top reasons for relocating to South Dakota are:
  • Career opportunities
  • Positions and pay
  • A growing economy
  • Booming environment for business
  • High quality of life
  • Low cost of living

Badlands Bad River is right in step with the rest of South Dakota, offering many job opportunities fueled by economic growth

Major Industries & Employers

Badlands Bad River is home to many small businesses. In addition, our major employers offer jobs and opportunities in a variety of economic sectors. This table shows major employers in Badlands Bad River (20 or more employees).

  Agriculture Farm & Ranch
 Wholesale & Retail trade
 Health Care Services
 Financial Services
facturing & Tech-

 Travel & Tourism
 Public Education
 Interior      Badlands National Park
 Kadoka   Kadoka Care Center
   Hotels, attractions and
 Kadoka School District
 Midland Performance Seed
 Philip CHS
Midwest Co-
Dakota Mill and Grain
 Philip Motor
Coyle's Super Valu
Ravellette Publications
 Philip Health Services
 First National Bank and Agency
 Scotchman Industries
WRLJ Rural Water Systems
  Philip School District
 Wall    First Interstate Bank
 Golden West Telecom
West River Electric
 Wall Drug
Badlands National Park
Hotels, attractions and restaurants
 Wall School District

Wages & Cost of Living
Investment, Growth, and Success

Badlands Bad River has experienced a business growth trend since 2012, with investment in new and expanding enterprises. Check out just a few of the success stories happening right now.

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