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Healthcare Industry

With a steady pipeline of workers from various local universities and colleges, as well as a nearby military base, the Rushmore Region offers a prime environment for healthcare companies who are seeking lower costs and a more business-friendly environment. healthcare industry in the Rushmore Region is represented by:

  • Primary healthcare products and services
  • R&D in life sciences
  • Bio-tech
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical device and supplies manufacturing

Healthcare industry in the Rushmore Region:

  • Healthcare and life sciences added 917 jobs from 2006-2011 with average regional earnings of $51,100 per job
  • Healthcare and life sciences impact on regional earnings growth was the second largest at $37 M in new earnings from 2006 to 2011
  • The top 30 Rushmore Region industries for growth from 2006 to 2011 included:
    • Offices of physicians
    • General medical and surgical hospitals
    • Offices of dentists
    • Specialty hospitals
    • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Seven of twenty top-paying occupations in the Rushmore Region are related to healthcare and life sciences