South Dakota economy seeing slower growth, but not everywhere

Economists are regularly faced with the challenge of squaring the micro and macro—seeing how conditions on the ground can be understood in the larger context of data. Comparing the two angles is not always the perfect means, but there are often good lessons to learn.

In late November, Minneapolis Fed outreach staff took a brief tour of central South Dakota, sharing macro data on state and local economic conditions with state banking officials, along with business and community leaders in Pierre, Huron, and Brookings.

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