Business Development

Spoke-N-Sport opens in Downtown Brookings

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register Biking is as popular as ever in Brookings, and staff at the newly opened Spoke-N-Sport hope to continue to boost the local biking community. Spoke-N-Sport is a Sioux Falls-based business owned by Chad Pickard, who has been in the bike industry for 30 years, starting with a job at…

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Found by Funky Junk opens in Downtown Brookings

By Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register One of downtown Brookings’ newest stores might be located in a basement, but make no mistake: the bright, cozy location is packed with an eclectic assortment of items to make any space feel a little more homey. Started by Aaron and Noelle Morford, Found by Funky Junk specializes in…

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New mixed-use center planned for 6th St

By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register The Brookings City Council has approved a rezoning and an initial development plan, with some minor changes, for The Lofts at Park Hill. The four-story, mixed-use building will bring stores and apartments to Sixth Street at 12th Avenue. The building and its parking lot will cover about half the…

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SDSU grads team up to start design, video business

By: Eric Sandbulte, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The power of visuals is at an all-time high in this digital era, and with it comes the need to harness it in marketing. For more than a year, the crew at Johnson Design & Video has been busy helping businesses in and out of Brookings market…

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Manufacturing Week to be celebrated October 2-6

One in four Brookings County workers is employed by a manufacturing company Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett has proclaimed Oct. 2 through Oct. 6 as Brookings Manufacturing Week, acknowledging the industry’s role as a key driver of the Brookings area economy. The community is the second largest manufacturing community in the state, with the industry employing…

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Spoke-N-Sport to open in Brookings

By: The Brookings Register Spoke-N-Sport Bikes of Sioux Falls is expanding to Brookings, and its operators say they are excited to meet the needs of a growing community of bicyclists. Staff are moving into the new location at 503 N. Main Ave. in downtown Brookings through September and will be open for service starting next…

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Two more businesses coming to Wilbert Square

Little Caesars, virtual golf joining Taco Bell By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register Tacos, pizza, golf. With Taco Bell up and running, two new businesses will soon be opening their doors in Wilbert Square, a mixed-use development on a 24-acre site on 25th Avenue just north of Lowe’s. Little Caesars pizza is to be opened…

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Marketplace moving along

Developers working with potential tenants, announcement could come within month By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register Developers updated the Brookings City Council on progress at the Brookings Marketplace and what they’re doing to attract retailers to the site. Steve Schwanke from Inland Development Partners of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and Michael Bender of Bender Companies…

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Ag/Bio doubleheader in Brookings

By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register In ceremonies a couple hours apart Thursday afternoon on the South Dakota State University campus, the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences scored a couple of big wins in the world of research. First, at 2 p.m., came the grand opening of the Plant Science Research Support Facility; following…

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