October 7, 2022


Skillful Business Crafters

Biggest Sioux Falls business news of 2021

2021 — what a year.

Plenty of news shaped the nation, South Dakota and the Sioux Falls area this year, and a lot happened in the local business world.

This year was one of the ongoing pandemic, ongoing struggle to find more workers as well as ongoing supply chain issues, but the state also emerged with low unemployment and soaring business success.

Sioux Falls Business Journal was there to feature the trends, impacts, openings and closings of many of the Sioux Falls area’s businesses and industries.

Here’s a look at the top stories that dominated local headlines:

Sioux Falls lands Triple D appearance

2021 started off strong for Sioux Falls.

An appearance on popular national television show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” with host Guy Fieri gave the city a boost in morale and visibility to culinary travelers across the country in January.

The “South Dakota Smogasbord” episode, featuring three Sioux Falls area restaurants Urban Chislic, O So Good and Lalibela’s came just in time for many business owners struggling with a slow first 2021 quarter. Three other restaurants were featured in later episodes in early 2021.