Tools to Assist Employers

By: Stacy Aesoph, BEDC Director of Workforce Development When we meet with regional employers and HR professionals, we are looking to find out what challenges they are experiencing, what is working well and what their hiring needs are. From there, we determine how Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) can help, what tools we can provide,…

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Business and community resources at your fingertips!

Five websites under one roof… By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director We recently completed a redesign of all of the websites managed by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC). The updated sites are mobile friendly, easy to navigate and have a plethora of resources for both existing and potential businesses as well as residents. BrookingsEDC.com As…

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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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Crazy Days to feature pop-up market for kids

By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Do you know a motivated, creative and business-savvy kid? Here is their chance to show off their talent and ingenuity and maybe even earn a little money! Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce that it is hosting a Kid-Preneur Pop-up Market on Saturday, July 29 from…

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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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