South Dakota’s economy was the second least impacted in the nation for the first quarter of 2020 according to the Noem administration. In a release, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that South Dakota’s gross domestic product or GDP, dipped by just 2.2 percent from January to March. The only state which saw less decline than South Dakota was Nebraska at 1.3 percent. The state’s other neighbors North Dakota’s GDP shrunk by 2.6 percent and Minnesota shrunk 4.0. Governor Noem gave credit to the people of South Dakota in a release for these positive numbers.