South Dakota

The pheasant economic indicator

Oct 16, 2013
The Federal Reserve notes that pheasants in South Dakota can tell us a lot about the economy.
Posted In: The Fed, Ben Bernanke, pheasants, South Dakota

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.
Posted In: farming, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, technology

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.
Posted In: South Dakota, Agriculture, James Fallows

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.
Posted In: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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.
Posted In: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jobs

Why Pandora bought a radio station in South Dakota

Jun 12, 2013
The music-streaming company Pandora has bought a small radio station in South Dakota. Owning a radio station could allow Pandora to pay smaller royalties that apply to... radio stations.
Posted In: radio, pandora, South Dakota

The case against courting companies

Jun 6, 2013
Who doesn't want their government to bring in new businesses? We take a look at the ups and downs of courting companies.
Posted In: New York, South Dakota

Foreign workers flood unexpected places

Aug 27, 2012
You might not think the town of Wall, S.D., (population 800) is very cosmopolitan. But you'd be wrong, thanks to hundreds of foreign guest workers -- mostly young people from eastern Europe.
Posted In: South Dakota, foreign workers