Brookings Economic Development Corporation

BEDC is the primary engine for promoting economic growth in Brookings, South Dakota and the surrounding area. BEDC serves as an advocate for the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to succeed by taking advantage of the area's unique and progressive business environment.

Complimentary, Confidential Support

BEDC serves as the gateway for businesses, providing the services you need to start, expand, or relocate here. Call (605) 697-8103 or email bedc@brookingsedc.com and get started today!

 

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Community
Development

Entrepreneurship
& Innovation

Business
Development

Workforce
Development

Board of Directors

Meet the Team

Al Heuton

Executive Director

I have been at BEDC since 2004. BEDC's mission is to grow the Brookings area economy, and I'm here to help businesses succeed! Reach out to me for land and building locations, business financial assistance resources, statistical data, community contacts, and lots of other things!

Kristi Larsen

Marketing Director

I've been with BEDC since 2012. In addition to office management duties, I focus on marketing and awareness of Brookings as a great place to build your business, live and work! I also assist with business recruitment and retention, maintaining databases of sites and market demographics, and managing the Vision Brookings economic development initiative. Let me know what you're looking for, I'd be glad to help!

Jennifer Quail

Director of Entrepreneur Support

I joined the BEDC Team in March 2016. I’m here to help people start businesses! As the One-Stop-Shop for entrepreneurs, I provide FREE services to keep your idea moving forward. I provide a variety of networking opportunities, business consultations, educational programs and events all focused to support, enhance and grow entrepreneurs and smalls business. By utilizing our comprehensive database of resources and talent, I am able to find the answers to your questions and/or align you with the local expertise you need. Contact me and let’s talk more about your business idea and how BEDC and the Brookings community can help make it happen!

Stacy Aesoph

Director of Workforce Development

I joined BEDC in April of 2016. A major part of my role is promoting Brookings as a top place to live and work (#BeBrookings)! Brookings continues to grow and so do our job opportunities. I manage the LiveInBrookings.com site, so please reach out to me if you have questions on how to post a job or any information you would like to see on the website. I also collaborate with our local employers, education and industry partners to ensure Brookings continues to attract and retain workforce. I create resources and tools for employers – please reach out to me with your workforce questions!

Brookings Economic Development Corporation
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113     Brookings, SD 57006     (605) 697-8103