Archive for February 2017

Brookings Idea Competition winners announced

Brookings Idea Competition winners announced By Brookings Economic Development Corporation Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) recently announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition. This year marked the tenth year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses. “The judges had a difficult time selecting winners…

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Happy Entrepreneurship Week!

Happy Entrepreneurship Week! By Jennifer Quail, BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support Sorry I forgot to send a card, so this blog post will have to do.  Just what is Entrepreneurship Week you ask?  Well, it is a week set aside to celebrate entrepreneurs and build awareness of their impact on our economy. As you know…

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SDSU provides economic boost for Brookings

SDSU provides economic boost for Brookings By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register South Dakota is $2.66 billion richer thanks to the state’s six public universities, and Brookings benefits from South Dakota State University, too. That’s according to data from a study sponsored by the South Dakota Board of Regents and the South Dakota Chamber of…

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Midwestern BioAg opens distribution facility in Brookings

Midwestern BioAg opens distribution facility in Brookings By South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development Fertilizer manufacturer and distributor Midwestern BioAg today announced the opening of its newest distribution facility in Brookings, South Dakota. Midwestern BioAg, based in Wisconsin, focuses on helping growers increase soil health as a lasting way to increase crop yields. “We…

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Making Connections

Making Connections By Stacy Aesoph, BEDC Director of Workforce Development When it comes to workforce, we not only need to recruit more people to Brookings, but we also need to retain the people who already live in our community. Meet Joe Smith. He moved to Brookings six months ago, for a job at SDSU. Joe’s…

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Making the Grade – 2016 Economic Health Report Card

Making the Grade – 2016 Economic Health Report Card By Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Everything we do at BEDC revolves around one ultimate goal – growing the economy. Essentially, this is the reason for our existence! At the end of each year, we review our community’s economic health to make sure we are headed…

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Pop-up market to highlight new businesses

Pop-up market to highlight new businesses By Brookings Economic Development Corporation Do you have a great idea for a new product or service? Are you ready to test your business idea to see if it will be successful? Brookings area entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the Brookings Pop-up Market to be held three Saturdays…

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