More Businesses May Come to South Dakota after Housing Boom
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Officials of a southeast South Dakota city hope that a housing boom in a portion of the city will soon be followed by an increase in businesses.
U.S. Census Bureau figures show that southeast Sioux Falls has a population growth rate that's three times faster than the rest of the city.
The Argus Leader reports that there are still few retail and restaurant options in the area.
Joel Dykstra is CEO of RMB Associates, a development firm that owns land in the area. He says more residential development had to happen in that portion of the city in order to get businesses interested.
Mike Cooper, the city's planning director, says the increased residential development will hopefully attract young professionals, who tend to want shopping and entertainment options.
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