NewsCenter1’s full interview with Gov. Kristi Noem on COVID-19 and the SD economy

Tourism is one of South Dakota’s biggest economic drivers — and like other industries that rely on people getting out and about — it’s been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak.

Last year, visitors to the state spent $4.1 billion.

The industry generated $308 million in state and local tax revenue.

Now the industry is struggling to get through the pandemic and recoup as best it can.

We spoke with governor Kristi Noem Thursday about what the state is doing to support the industry.

Categories: Coronavirus, Local News, South Dakota News