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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

BEDC is the primary engine for promoting economic growth in Brookings, South Dakota and the surrounding area. BEDC serves as an advocate for the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to succeed by taking advantage of the area's unique and progressive business environment.

Complimentary, Confidential Support

BEDC serves as the gateway for businesses, providing the services you need to start, expand, or relocate here. Call (605) 697-8103 or email and get started today!




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Board of Directors

Meet the Team

Al Heuton

Executive Director

I have been at BEDC since 2004. BEDC's mission is to grow the Brookings area economy, and I'm here to help businesses succeed! Reach out to me for land and building locations, business financial assistance resources, statistical data, community contacts, and lots of other things!

Kristi Larsen

Marketing Director

I've been with BEDC since 2012. In addition to office management duties, I focus on marketing and awareness of Brookings as a great place to build your business, live and work! I also assist with business recruitment and retention, maintaining databases of sites and market demographics, and managing the Vision Brookings economic development initiative. Let me know what you're looking for, I'd be glad to help!

Jennifer Quail

Director of Entrepreneur Support

I joined the BEDC Team in March 2016. I’m here to help people start businesses! As the One-Stop-Shop for entrepreneurs, I provide FREE services to keep your idea moving forward. I provide a variety of networking opportunities, business consultations, educational programs and events all focused to support, enhance and grow entrepreneurs and smalls business. By utilizing our comprehensive database of resources and talent, I am able to find the answers to your questions and/or align you with the local expertise you need. Contact me and let’s talk more about your business idea and how BEDC and the Brookings community can help make it happen!

Brookings Economic Development Corporation
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113     Brookings, SD 57006     (605) 697-8103