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How a food business tied to the hotel industry is recovering from COVID-19

Apr 20, 2021
“We're not there yet,” said Kurt Loudenback, CEO of Grand Prairie Foods. “But we feel pretty optimistic about 2021.”
As travel demand bounces back, Kurt Loudenback, CEO of a company that makes hotel breakfast food, is optimistic that his business will return to pre-pandemic levels.
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My Economy: How the Pine Ridge reservation regroups after floods

May 13, 2019
A South Dakota tour business prepares for its busiest season in the wake of Midwestern flooding.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.
Tatanka Rez Tourz

Reinventing the rural health care system

Feb 2, 2018
A new report outlines the challenges the health care system in rural communities faces.
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Another media company under the microscope with 'pink slime' defamation trial

Jun 5, 2017
Beef Products Inc. has filed a nearly $6 billion lawsuit against ABC.
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The pheasant economic indicator

Oct 16, 2013
The Federal Reserve notes that pheasants in South Dakota can tell us a lot about the economy.

Farming that puts Google maps to shame

Sep 5, 2013
Technology that comes from a company in Sioux Falls is helping farmers do more with less in a high-tech way.

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Sioux Falls: The economic center of the universe

Sep 4, 2013
You've probably had a taste of something made in Sioux Falls, South Dakota — and you didn't even know it.
People come from all over the world to Sioux Falls for work. Above, the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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PODCAST: "American Futures" and the power of maps

Aug 26, 2013
A podcast to launch our new collaboration with the The Atlantic's Jim Fallows, featuring an exclusive interview with the most important CEO you've never heard of: Esri's Jack Dangermond.

Is Sioux Falls' 3.5% unemployment rate America's future?

Aug 16, 2013
Marketplace is partnering with The Atlantic, covering what the American economy looks like today, from smaller cities and towns across the country. First stop: Sioux Falls.