South Dakota tops nation in economic growth

Monday, March 07, 2016

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South Dakota’s economy grew a robust 9.2 percent in the third quarter of 2015, by far the largest gain in the nation, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday.

The state benefited from its heavy dependence on farming and outdoor activities, with agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting contributing 6.9 percentage points in gross domestic product during the period.

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