The Center for the Advancement and Study of Tourism (CAST) was established in 1988 as part of the Governor's economic development plan to stimulate tourism as a local and national industry. CAST was awarded a grant from the South Dakota Office of Economic Development to support the three primary Center activities: educational training, community outreach, and research. It is located at Black Hills State University and is funded by the state and by other grant monies.
Zeiger, Jeffrey B. and Landis, Larry M.
"Center for the Advancement and Study of Tourism,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol11/iss4/2