The Diverse Economy of Rapid City

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Rapid City SD is the second largest city in South Dakota and one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. It is located in the Black Hills and Badlands regions of South Dakota, making it a convenient base for traveling to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and other area attractions.

The city’s economy is diverse, with heavy and medium industries as well as small and non-traditional businesses. There are also many non-profit organizations in the area, as well as a number of higher education institutions.

Tourism is a major industry in the region, with hotels, restaurants, and other tourist attractions attracting visitors from around the world. The city is home to several of the country’s most famous attractions, including the Mount Rushmore national monument and Crazy Horse memorial. The area is known for its many outdoor recreation opportunities, and the region is also a popular destination for camping and hiking trips.

Summer in Rapid City is warm and sunny with daily average temperatures reaching 72.4 degF (22.34 degC). The summers are generally dry and sunny with highs rarely exceeding 90 degF (32.2 degC).

Fall in Rapid City is cool and rainy with average daily temperatures of 50 degF (10.34 degC). The autumn is also the most popular time for tourists to visit, with many visiting the area for skiing, sledding, and other outdoor activities.

During the winter months, the weather is cool and cloudy with average temperatures of 40 degF (4.4 degC). The city also experiences significant snowfall throughout the year.

The town has a strong and vibrant arts scene, with an active local theater and music group. The city’s art museum features paintings, sculpture, and prints from a wide range of artists. The city also hosts the acclaimed South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Rapid City is a member of the Live Well Black Hills Coalition, an organization that promotes health and wellness in the area. This initiative encourages the community to make healthy choices and get more active.

Life in Rapid City is peaceful and beautiful, with many scenic areas to enjoy outdoors. The mountains and trees in the Black Hills provide a breathtaking backdrop for residents and visitors alike.

It is a wonderful place to raise children, start a business, and retire. There is an excellent school system, and the economy is strong.

However, there are some disadvantages to living in Rapid City. It is unsafe to walk in many parts of the city at night, with a lot of break-ins and crime. Moreover, there are a lot of homeless people living in the city.

Native Americans in Rapid City
The city is home to a large American Indian population, including the Lakota Sioux Nation. In addition, a number of other indigenous groups have settled in the area over the past several decades.

Despite the diversity of the local population, there are some issues that need to be addressed to improve the community. For example, there are racial tensions between Native American people and non-Natives in the area. Read more about the history here.

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Shaelyn Welch
Shaelyn Welch
June 15, 2022
The staff is very welcoming and can easily accommodate my schedule. They always give a good laugh! Dr.Kennedy does a great job. I highly recommend Dedicated Dental Solutions!
Jared McDowell (WinMNTwins)
Jared McDowell (WinMNTwins)
March 31, 2022
I’m so glad I decided to come to Dedicated Dental Solutions! It’s a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, everyone was friendly and they made a plan to fix my teeth quickly. I won’t go anywhere else!
Randi Martz
Randi Martz
February 2, 2022
The staff is incredibly warm and welcoming. (The ladies at the front desk are absolutely wonderful!) The gal (I was so nervous I totally forgot her name) that helped during my procedures is honestly an angel! They squeezed me in late on a Friday afternoon, when most offices were already closed, for a dental emergency. They walked me through everything that would happen, provided options and did an amazing job fixing my tooth. It's obvious that Dr. K and her staff care about you, your dental health and your expierence at their office. I can not recommend them enough. Hands down best dentist office in Rapid City. Thank you guys soooo much!!! (I should add I have extreme dental anxiety, I'm talking cry like a baby all day, break my nails anxiety. They worked with me so well, were so patient and kind. If you hate the dentist, I bet Dr. Kennedy and staff will change your mind!)
Theresa Block
Theresa Block
September 9, 2021
I have been going to Dedicate Dental Solutions for 18 years and it the only Dental office my daughter has ever been too. Dr Kennedy did a great job taking over what Dr. Sewell started. The staff is amazing and always welcome us with a smile. We love our dentist and her staff!
Chris Caldwell
Chris Caldwell
August 7, 2021
I have been coming here for years and in my opinion this clinic has top rate doctors and staff. It is easy to schedule appointments. Their billing for services is clearly explained and their estimates for insurance and patient portions has been very accurate. The staff makes the patient care experience very relaxed, light hearted, and they all seem to enjoy a good sense of humor. Best of all my young kids love this place and actually enjoy coming in for cleanings and regular care. Kids loving the dentist should tell you everything you need to know!
Tina Louise
Tina Louise
October 28, 2019
Highly recommended! I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Kennedy and her staff. Dr. Kennedy goes above and beyond.Thank you to all the staff!
Sammie Holso
Sammie Holso
April 10, 2018
I had a dental emergency on the weekend and Dr. Kennedy got me right in early Monday morning. Did amazing work and relieved my pain. Best dentistry I have been to.
Ariel Barker
Ariel Barker
October 20, 2017
This is my place of employment. I'm writing a review because I want our patients to know that our kindness and caring nature doesn't just stop after our patients leave out the door every day. The staff is one in a million, and we all thrive to care and help one another and support each other in and out of the office. Dr. Sewell and Dr. Kennedy are fantastic people, and doctors, clinically and personally. If you're looking to find an amazing dentist, that is still kind, caring and considerate look no further. We would be honored to have you as our patient!

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