Work on the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Cherokee area is bringing in lots of out of town workers and, they're spending money while they're here.
Although there are no exact numbers yet on the economic benefits from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, those in and around the community say they can definitely tell.
Cherokee's Executive Director of Economic Development said he can tell just by driving in and around town.
"The anecdotal evidence shows that our motels are full and as a consequence of that," Mark BuschKamp. "We're also seeing our restaurants are fuller, I see people in those that I don't normally see."
Carey Hetrick has been the owner of Carey's Corner for 38 years now and he said that over the last year, he has seen a boom in his business.
"All the camper areas are all filled up and we don't have that many restaurants in town, this is home style cooking so, they like it and I'm glad they like it, so it helps my business, I can see a definite increase."
He said most of the traffic happens early in the morning and right around dinner time when work lets out.
Hetrick said he thinks it is great for the economy and that he enjoys meeting new people that come from all over.
"Pretty nice crowd we get a little rush for about a half hour or so and then in the morning we get a rush from about 5:30 until about 6:30 and they got to get to work so, it works real good for me, I'm very happy"
Most of the construction will continue on into next year and with other upcoming projects in the area-- Buschcamp believes Cherokee's economy will continue to flourish for awhile.
"It's come at an opportune time we normally would probably be seeing an economy that's hurting much worse because of commodity prices and so this has added a little boost to help some of our retailers and our grocery stores and convenient stores, motels that might otherwise be suffering to a much greater degree."
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