Business Development

Legislature commits $22 million for SDSU Precision Agriculture Facility

By: SDSU Marketing & Communication There are 57 undergraduate students currently enrolled in the precision agriculture major. South Dakota State University is one step closer to constructing its Precision Agriculture Facility on campus. The South Dakota State Legislature has committed $22 million toward the $46 million construction costs of the facility. The legislation must still…

Read More

New ink shop opens in downtown Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Lucky Eagle Tattoo Company is now open for business at 408 Main Ave. in downtown Brookings. “It’s very Americana, traditional, classy and patriotic – and lucky. It’s American,” said Josh Birrittieri, 38, one of a trio of owners, explaining the monicker for the new ink shop. The…

Read More

New brew pub opens in downtown Brookings

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register A hobby will turn into a business when Eponymous Brewing Co. opens its doors today at The Lofts at Main, 126 Main Ave. S. Sean Weber, his brother Kyle Weber, and Kyle “Mac” McElhany are owners of the brew pub, which grew from their love of craft beer. “Kyle…

Read More

Habitat ReStore remodeling to improve customer experience

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – You never know what you’ll find at the Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore, but it will be easier to find and there will be more of it now that the place is being remodeled, said Dan McColley, executive director of Habitat. The ReStore opened in 2007…

Read More

General Mills to create state’s largest organic crop farm

By: Steve Karnowski, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota’s largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres – more than 53 square miles – near Pierre to organic by…

Read More

Brookings 2018 Idea Competition winners announced

Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at a public reception held at Daktronics. This year marked the eleventh year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses or expanding their product lines. This year’s competition…

Read More

SGT opens office on SDSU campus

By: The Brookings Register Douglas Jaton, program manager of Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, left, and Daniel Scholl, vice president of research and economic development at South Dakota State University, prepare to cut a ribbon as part of a grand opening ceremony of SGT’s office space in Daktronics Engineering Hall on Feb. 6. SGT and South Dakota…

Read More