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.
As our main corporate site, provides contact information for BEDC’s Board of Directors and staff. The “News” section includes Brookings area news articles, staff blogs on relevant topics and our monthly email newsletter (The Brookings Connection) highlighting economic growth and community development. The main site also connects to the “Live and Work” ( and “Build Your Business” ( sites. Stay updated on what is happening in Brookings – sign up to receive The Brookings Connection in your inbox each month by sending your email to!
Existing businesses, those looking to expand to Brookings and people interested in starting businesses here can find everything they need on! Learn about the business environment in Brookings including the financial climate, demographics, infrastructure, targeted industry clusters, workforce and SDSU. There is also a database of properties available for sale and/or lease. Entrepreneurs and makers will find the resources they need through direct links to and
This site is the one-stop-shop for connecting entrepreneurs to the resources, education and connections they need to start and grow their businesses in Brookings! You will also find entrepreneur spotlights and testimonials, an events calendar and a Startup Community Directory to connect entrepreneurs and service providers.
Learn all about the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE on You can learn more about the MAKERSPACE rules and policies, see what equipment is available for members to use and join or renew membership right from the site. Members can register for the online directory to build connections, share tips and tricks and grow the maker community.
Current residents and those thinking about moving here will find everything they need to know about Brookings at! In addition to comprehensive community information about education, healthcare, housing, childcare and all the activities and events in Brookings, visitors to the site can browse current job listings to find the career they’ve been looking for.

Promoting Brookings as a place to grow your business, live and work is something we do every day here at BEDC. As we continue to develop and enhance these sites, please let us know if you have any suggestions.

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