The federal stimulus package has provided South Dakota with millions of dollars and thousands of jobs as the nation recovers from an economic recession.
A statement from the White House cites a federal report showing 7,000 South Dakota jobs created or saved in the first quarter of 2010 can be attributed to the federal stimulus package. The money was responsible for 2.5 million jobs nationwide so far this year.
The report also shows $960 million in stimulus funds has flowed into South Dakota. The money is being used to fill state budget gaps, create jobs and provide tax breaks for hard-hit families, among other things.