This is a paid piece from the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance.

Simplified: The Sioux Falls metro area is growing fast, and with more people and more building projects comes more spending. Here's a look at how sales tax revenue grew across the region from 2020 to 2021.

Why it matters

  • The metro communities around Sioux Falls (not including Sioux Falls city limits) saw a total sales tax increase of more than 16 percent between 2020 and 2021.
  • That means a total of more than $18.5 million in revenue for those communities, and seven individual towns saw more than $1 million in sales tax revenue.
  • That gives local governments more money to work with when it comes to addressing community needs from infrastructure to parks to future planning.
"These numbers show the impact of more people coming to live, work and visit metro-area communities," said Jesse Fonkert, president and CEO of the Sioux Metro Growth Alliance. "It's one more indicator of the strong growth and economic position of the region."

Let's look at individual communities

Harrisburg saw the largest increase in sales tax revenue, about a 36% change year-over-year in 2021.

Close behind was Tea, with a nearly 35% increase in sales tax revenue for a total of nearly $3 million.

On the north side of the metro area, Baltic and Crooks each grew sales tax revenue by more than 20%.

Brandon saw the highest total sales tax revenue at nearly $4.5 million, about an 18% increase from 2020.

Canton, Beresford, Lennox, Valley Springs and Worthing all saw double-digit increases, as well.

And while the rate of growth wasn't as comparatively fast in Dell Rapids and Hartford, both towns surpassed $1 million in total sales tax revenue.