Brookings ranked on 2017 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs list

What would make a city a great home for an entrepreneur? Livability and Entrepreneur Magazine have partnered to rank the Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Brookings, coming in at #25, is the smallest community in the top 25. From a field of more than 2,000 small- to mid-sized cities throughout the country, the…

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Building a vibrant downtown

Building a vibrant downtown by Kristi Larsen, Marketing Director All throughout the nation, empty downtown store fronts are prevalent in rural communities that are seeing steady population declines. The downtown is the heart of a community. A healthy, vibrant downtown portrays a strong local economy. National retailers who are looking at new store locations will…

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SDSU research headed to high school classrooms

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota high school science and agriculture teachers can learn to integrate current research and new teaching techniques into their curriculums through a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program, according to South Dakota State University biology associate professor Madhav Nepal. He leads a group of six researchers who secured a…

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Persons with Disabilities: Part of the Workforce Solution

Persons with Disabilities: Part of the Workforce Solution by Stacy Aesoph, Director of Workforce Development If you speak with an employer who has grown their workforce by hiring those with disabilities, they will tell you those employees are some of the most hardworking, dependable workers they have ever hired. Many Brookings area employers have embraced…

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New Italian restaurant coming to Brookings

New Italian restaurant coming to Brookings By John Kubal, The Brookings Register Brookings will soon offer its residents and visitors a new dining experience with a taste of Italy. Mama Mia, 1300 Main Ave. S., has a target date for opening at the beginning of April. “The menu will be basically Italian food, casual Italian…

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Talent Production – One Key to the Workforce Dilemma

Talent Production – One Key to the Workforce Dilemma by Al Heuton, BEDC Executive Director According to the Area Development magazines 30th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives, the top factor for companies considering a new investment is the availability of skilled labor.  Both corporate CEOs and site selectors agree on this.  Opinions differ after this…

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SDSU Aviation graduate starts own aerial application business

SDSU Aviation graduate starts own aerial application business By SDSU Marketing & Communications It took a visit to another college to convince Isaac Wilde to attend South Dakota State University. He was heading to visit the University of Northwestern Ohio when Wilde made a stop in Dayton, Ohio—the aviation capital of the world. While in…

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Brookings to break ground on new south fire station

Brookings to break ground on new south fire station By JLG Architects The City of Brookings and the Brookings Fire Department will break ground on a new fire station at the northwest corner of the intersection of Main Avenue South and 26th Street South at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. The groundbreaking is free and…

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Good Vinyl Graphics Company opens in Downtown Brookings

Good Vinyl Graphics Company opens in Downtown Brookings By The Brookings Register Skateboarders love coating their gear in stickers, says Brian Ahlers, and he was no different growing up. But these days, he’s dealing with stickers of a professional grade: custom vinyl decals. It’s all through his new business, Good Vinyl Graphics Company, in which…

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