Fast Facts About the South Dakota Tourism Industry

2017 Fast Facts

  • 13.9 million visitors traveled to and within South Dakota
  • Visitor spending increased 1.2% reaching $3.88 billion.
  • GDP reached $2.59 billion, making up 3.2% of the state’s economy.
  • Tourism activity generated 15% of all state and local tax revenue.
  • Tourism activity generated $291 million in state and local tax revenue.
  • 53,894 jobs were supported by tourism activity.
  • Without the tourism industry, each SD household would pay an additional $871 in taxes.

source: Economic Impact of Tourism in South Dakota, 2017 / Tourism Economics