Business Development

Novita plant open for business

Ribbon cutting held Thursday near Aurora By: Chandler Holland, The Brookings Register The $95 million Novita Nutrition plant officially opened with a ribbon cutting near Aurora Thursday. The animal nutrition company uses distillers dried grains to create two products: highly digestible protein for the dairy market and a renewable oil used to produce fuels and…

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Carrot Seed expanding in Downtown Brookings

Downtown Brookings store relocating after two years in business By: South Dakota Small Business Development Center Before she launched her business, Kirsten Gjesdal visited about a dozen kitchen stores in six states. She checked out stores in South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado. She paid attention to the layout of the stores…

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Workforce Conference to be held in Brookings

By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce the Brookings Area Workforce Conference will be held on Thursday, August 17 at the Swiftel Center. As the lead entity for economic development in the region, workforce development is a significant priority for BEDC. This conference seeks to address issues…

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New hot dog food cart in Brookings

Family serves fun on a bun with new food cart By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register The family that cooks together has fun together. At least that’s what Alan Riedel, his kids Steven and Bailey, and his fiancée, Beth Reams, are hoping. That’s why they started Dakota Diggity Dogs, a food cart that serves hot…

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Wok N Go to open in Brickwood Plaza

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register The family behind the newest restaurant in Brookings, Wok N Go, can’t wait for the first customers to walk in when it opens in a few weeks. Located in Brickwood Plaza along Sixth Street, Wok N Go is owned by Steve Zhang. At the moment, there is no solid…

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Brookings to be capital for a day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Brookings has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, July 18. “I look forward to the Brookings event, and thank community leaders for offering to host it,” Gov. Daugaard said. “It’s an excellent opportunity for me to become better acquainted with the people of…

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SD among first with 5G technology?

By: Jeremy Fugleberg, The Argus Leader When Scott Sandal is talking to potential clients, he seems to always get the same question about the speed and bandwidth of the internet he relies on for his business. “They’re like, ‘in South Dakota?’” he said. Sandal is Sunbird Software’s director of service and support. From Sioux Falls,…

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Marco’s Pizza coming to Brookings

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register A Marco’s Pizza is coming to the corner of Sixth Street and Jackrabbit Avenue in Brookings, confirmed a spokesperson with the company. The new pizza place will be on the former site of the Backyard Grill. An anticipated opening date has not been announced. Marco’s Pizza, operated by Marco’s…

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Inside KELOLAND: Brookings & Boutiques

By: KELOLAND TV WATCH What do local boutiques have in common with the city of Brookings?  They’re all enjoying a lot of success. Communities across South Dakota are bringing in less tax money than expected. That isn’t the case in Brookings.  On this Inside KELOLAND we take a behind the scenes look at what’s happening…

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