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South Dakota - LSGL Analysis of Industry Growth by Selected Region, 1969-2022
South Dakota

Introduction & Summary

The Performance of Your Industry: How Does It Stack Up?

Leading...or Lagging? Gaining...or Slipping?

Stronger...or Weaker? Better...or Worse?

Borrowing from an approach that sometimes appears in the finance sections of the popular press, LSGL analysis is a handy and versatile way to compare, portray and classify the patterns of growth across all industry sectors.
Here, we adopt this approach to gauge and compare the growth of all industries over the last available year (2022) against the backdrop of their growth over the previous decade (1960-2022). In so doing we classify their growth and performance into 4 broad categories: Leading, Slipping, Gaining and Lagging. Particular attention is given to highlighting and assessing the growth of:
This LSGL module dynamically generates and calibrates a barometer for gauging the economic growth and performance of all industries of South Dakota wherein "...unlike in the land of Lake Wobegon, not all the industries are above average."


  1. From the "Analysis Options Menu" to the right, select an indicator of interest to contrast and compare results.

Additional Suggested Analysis

To compare and examine the structure and growth of any two major industry sectors click on the map below.

Farmvs. Administrative and Waste Services

Average Earnings Per Job by County, 2022

Average Earnings Per Job by County, 2022
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