The Hartford store is booming

HARTFORD, SD (KELO) – Several new businesses are coming to Hartford with three major projects now underway on Western Avenue, just off the second exit from I-90.

“As Sioux Falls grows, we’re seeing some growth,” said Hartford Area Development Foundation CEO Amy M. Farr.

Just 15 minutes northwest of Sioux Falls, this small town attracts several new large businesses.

“The home with BJ Olson and his team is growing now. Then we only recently announced the arrival of Dairy Queen in the community and then we also have Get N ‘Go with second place and car wash, “said Farr.

A new business announcement comes when Hartford also sees population growth with some new housing projects at work, but local business owners say their customers come not only from the city limits.

“We have different people from Salem, Humboldt, Madison, a lot of people come on Highway 19, they don’t usually go west to jump on Highway, but they come on Highway 38 and either go down West Avenue or stay. on Highway 38, ”said Justin Eich, owner of Vista Crossing and Stomping Grounds.

Business growth is not just happening now, there has been a lot of economic development in Hartford over the last five years, including this building. Vista Crossing was the first multi-purpose building in the city and quickly filled up.

“Since we opened, we are full and currently we have a waiting list,” Eich said.

Eich says the announcement of more new ventures in the city is great news for the future growth of the Hartford community.

“I think when you see a variety of amenities coming into the community, you’ll have more housing options,” Farr said.

“As the population grows, this is what is driving the fast food that is coming. they see more roofs, more people, more choice. Hopefully, this will bring in more dollars in sales tax and people will continue to sponsor local businesses, ”said Eich.

And the growth doesn’t end there, next week Hartford City and the Hartford Area Development Foundation are holding a public meeting to share their community development plan and get feedback from the community about other businesses they would like to see in the city. .

Wednesday’s community meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at West Central High School in Becker Center.

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