Spearfish represents one of the most diverse economies in Western South Dakota, with roots in education, health care, tourism, timber and retail. The community’s major employers represent a variety of industries, from smaller local establishments to larger global companies. Abundant natural resources, well-educated workforce and access to major transportation routes have helped fuel our industries growth and prosperity.


Spearfish Major Employers   
Company Name Category Emploment # Union
Spearfish Regional Health Health Care  462 No
Black Hills State University Higher Education 415 No
Wal-Mart Retail 370 No
ERC/Mass Markets Business Outsourcing (BPO) 100 No
Spearfish School District K-12 Education 259 Yes
Spearfish Forest Products Manufacture (Wood Products) 200 No
Northern Hills Training Ctr. Disabled Adult Care 156 No
Ainsworth-Benning Construction Construction 125 No
City of Spearfish Government 125 No
David Dorsett Senior Living Facility Health Care/Aging Adults 108 No

 Commuting Area

Other Major Employers
Within Communiting Area   
Company Name Category Emploment # Union
Ellsworth Air Force Base Government/Military 5,069 No
Rapid City Regional Hospital Health Care 3,602 No
Va Hospital Health Care 751 No
Black Hills Special Services Education/Adults Services 578 No
Black Hills Corp Utility 555 No
Green Tree Financial Services 475 No
N.E.W Corporation Call Center 156 No
GE Capital Call Center 280 No
ASI Call Center 269 No
Heavy Contractors Construction 225 No