Workforce Development

SDSU to offer program for Native American and economically challenged students

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota State University has received a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to provide Native American and economically challenged students with research and educational experiences. The 10-week summer program, officially known as the Future Agriculture and Science Taskforce Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates, gives students…

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Attracting workers: An update from Brookings

By: Dan Santella, KELO TV WATCH When a business tries to attract potential employees, it’s not just selling itself or the position- it’s also selling a community and a home. Tonight we have an update for you on what one KELOLAND community is doing. The Brookings Economic Development Corporation started the website liveinbrookings.com in December 2016. The…

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Construction projects continued in 2017

 © 2018-Brookings Register By: Jodelle Greiner, The Brookings Register BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings issued more building permits in 2017 than in 2016, but the total value was down $14 million, according to the city’s Engineering & Community Development office.The explanation for the discrepancy is simple: People are still building stuff, just not big…

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SDSU grads returning to Brookings to raise families

By: Patrick Anderson, The Argus Leader Russell Halgerson and his wife wanted a place closer to their family that also fit with their vision for raising a family. They wanted somewhere with a small-town feel but big enough to have things to do on nights and weekends. Brookings was a perfect fit for the South Dakota…

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Daugaard highlights workforce development in State of the State address

By: Dana Hess, Community News Service PIERRE – In his last State of the State address, Gov. Dennis Daugaard highlighted the need for greater workforce development programs in South Dakota. Daugaard made the speech on Tuesday to a joint session of the South Dakota House and Senate. Term limits will keep Daugaard from running for…

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Beyond Connections announces 2018 events

The Brookings newcomer program, Beyond Connections, will host four different events in 2018. Beyond Connections is a workforce development program of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) created to bring people together to welcome new residents, network and build relationships. “We launched this program last year and received a lot of positive feedback from new residents…

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Wells Fargo invests $2 million to boost South Dakota homeownership

Governor Daugaard joins Wells Fargo to announce NeighborhoodLIFT program that will offer homebuyer education plus $7,500 down payment assistance grants for all 66 counties and rural communities By: Wells Fargo Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, GROW South Dakota, today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program is coming to South Dakota with…

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