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…

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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…

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Agtegra pledges $500k to SDSU precision ag center

By: SDSU Extension iGrow  © 2018-Brookings Register PIERRE – Agtegra Cooperative of Aberdeen has announced a $500,000 donation to South Dakota State University for the precision agriculture building project proposed by the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences.“We are committed to serving our farmer-members with innovation and integrity,” said Agtegra board President Hal Clemensen. “It…

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BEDC, Daktronics cultivating new business ideas

50-year-old company hosting public reception to announce competition winners Daktronics, Inc. has partnered with Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) to host the 2018 Brookings Area Idea Competition judging and open house reception as part of their year-long 50th anniversary celebration. The public reception will take place on Wednesday, February 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30…

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Kids to launch businesses at community market

4th and 5th graders part of Youth Entrepreneur Program Some of the region’s youngest entrepreneurs will be showcasing their ideas and products at a community pop-up market on February 24. The event is the culmination of the inaugural Youth Entrepreneur Program (Y.E.P) which started last September. The market will take place from 9:00 a.m. to…

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Joann, Little Caesars open for business

By: The Brookings Register  © 2018-Brookings Register BROOKINGS – Two new businesses opened their doors in Brookings this week. Pizza chain Little Caesars opened at 2508 Wilbert Court with a soft opening Wednesday, although there seemed to be little letup in customers coming through the doors. And crafty retailer Joann opened its newest store in the…

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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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SDSU ranked in top 25 of nation’s safest campuses

By: SDSU Marketing & Communications South Dakota State University was ranked No. 22 on a listing of the safest campuses in the United States with 10,000 or more students. The National Council for Home Safety and Security, headquartered in Washington, D.C., and comprised of licensed alarm installers, contractors and others in the industry, said the…

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