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The city of Huron lies within Beadle County, and maintains a population of approximately 13,097 residents, while Beadle County's population is estimated to be 18,080 according to the US Census Bureau (2013). Based on the recent Housing Needs Assessment, conducted by Prior & Associates on behalf of the City of Huron, the GHDC and the Huron Housing and Redevelopment Authority, the most recent employment growth rate is estimated to be approximately 3.2% annually, since 2006.

The City of Huron acts as the county seat and the hub of a small, regional economy in the central part of the state, and is supported by commerce generated within Beadle County and parts of Hand, Spink, Jerauld, Sanborn, Kingsbury, and Clark Counties. The primary industries supporting the area tend to be agricultural, manufacturing, government, education, healthcare and retail in nature. The highest densities of employment are typically in the manufacturing, retail, healthcare or government sectors of the economy.  The chart below provides information on the community's largest employers.

Business Employees Product
Dakota Provisions 867 Food Processing Plant
Huron Public Schools 363 Government
United States Government 290 Education
Huron Regional Medical Center 286 Hospital
Center for Independence 232 Human Services
Terex, Incorporated 206 Retail
SunQuest Health Care 200 Digger Derricks
Banner Engineering 175 Sensor Manufacturing
Wal-Mart 173 Retail
City of Huron 129 Government
State Government 125 Government
Genosee & Wyoming Railroad 125 Railroad Transportation
Horizontal Machining & Manufacturing 116 Manufacturing
Northwestern Energy 114 Utilities
Coborn's Super Center 110 Groceries
Trussbilt, Incorporated 104 Manufacturing, Prison Doors
Premier Bankcard 94 Financial Call Center
Our Home, Incorporated 82 Human Services
Last Updated 2/10/2015
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