For over a century, Aberdeen has served as a shopping and service provider for over 100,000 people in northeastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota.
Retail activity is flourishing in the spacious Aberdeen Mall and in dozens of new shops and businesses that have sprung up around the mall in recent years. The mall itself is home to two large department stores and over 40 specialty shops. It also includes a food court, restaurant/ lounge and a nine-screen theater.
Downtown Aberdeen is designated as a historic district. Many of the community's most distinctive buildings and landmarks as well as interesting shops, four major banks, and a variety of service, retail, and professional businesses can be found there. Downtown is also home to a lively collection of nightspots and restaurants. It remains a vital aspect of the community.
Along 6th Avenue businesses flourish, meeting the needs of residents and visitors alike with numerous convenience stores, retail chains, grocery stores, dealerships, service industries, and more.