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From the Employer Survey Report by GHDC, May 2009:

The city of Huron lies within Beadle County, and maintains a population of approximately 10,441 residents, while Beadle County's population is estimated to be 16,846. 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.

Business Employees Product
Dakota Provisions 840 Food Processing Plant
United States Government 385 Government
Huron Public Schools 333 Education
Huron Regional Medical Center 290 Hospital
Center for Independence 246 Human Services
Walmart 220 Retail
Terex Incorporated 200 Digger Derricks
Trussbilt Incorporated 138 Metal Doors & Assembly
State Government 130 Government
Coborn's 110 Grocery
City of Huron 120 Government
NorthWestern Energy 118 Utilities
Banner Engineering 125 Sensors
Our Home Incorporated 82 Human Services
Premier Bankcard 71 Call Center
Last Updated 6/29/10
Year Company Employment
2008 Data Track 20+
2007 Premier Bankcard Est 100
2005 Wal-Mart Super Center 250-300
2004 Dakota Provisions Est 750-1000
2002 DM&E Railroad Est 300-500
2000 BANKFIRST 300
1998 & 2000 Industrial Manufacturing of SD 80
1998 Banner Engineering 150+
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