Yankton Business Climate Update

The COVID 19 pandemic is forcing many people and businesses to make significant adjustments in their lives and operations and for businesses, some of those changes could be the difference between keeping their doors open and drowning in a sea of red ink.

Yankton Area Progressive Growth CEO Nancy Wenande says the diversity in the Yankton area economy provides a competitive edge other communities don’t have.

Wenande says some local manufacturers are finding it difficult to hire enough people to meet the demand for their products.

Wenande says Yankton’s businesses are making changes in their operations to help customers feel safe.

Wenande says, just as it was pre-COVID 19, affordable housing continues to be a concern in the Yankton area economy.