Pierre and Huron Pursuing Studies On Local Business Markets

Officials in Pierre and Huron want to know what types of businesses their cities can support.

The Greater Huron Development Corp. has hired an independent contractor to analyze opportunities for hotels and restaurants to start up in the city. The study should be done in about a month and a half.

Pierre City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier (SHAWK’-ehn-my-ur) is proposing hiring a consultant to do a retail study for that city. The idea is to generate data on what stores and restaurants Pierre can support, to try to draw businesses.

The Capital Journal reports that the last such study was done about eight years ago, and helped convince Menards to build a store in Pierre.

The City Commission must approve the new study.