This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: 14.5 million visitors came the state last year, not 14 million.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Department of Tourism says South Dakota saw a record number of visitors in 2019, marking a 10th straight year of growth within the industry.
14.5 million visitors came the state last year, a 3.1% jump from the year before. Those visitors spent $4.1 billion which accounted for more than 5.2% of the state’s total economy.
More than 55,000 jobs in the state are supported by the tourism industry.