Regional Profile


Financial Assistance

Vibrant, growing community

Brookings is a nationally recognized entrepreneurial community with a strong, recession-resistant economy.

  • Home to Division I land-grant university
  • Identified as national economic success story
  • Population growth of 26% since 2005

A growing, educated workforce

With South Dakota State University graduating 2500 students each year and businesses hiring both skilled labor and professional positions, the Brookings region's workforce is diverse and constantly growing. From machinists to microbiologists, opportunities exist in every field.

One size does not fit all!

Financial assistance programs are specially designed with the unique needs of diverse businesses in mind. The state of South Dakota and the Brookings area offer numerous funding assistance programs to help your business get off the ground and succeed quickly.

Buildings & Sites

Industry Clusters


High-quality locations

Sites are available in a variety of sizes and locations to suit any business.

Shovel-ready industrial parks are designed with industry needs in mind, emphasizing:

  • transportation accessibility
  • available infrastructure
  • room to grow

Like-minded industries

Opportunities for collaboration between industry, university faculty and students abound in these emerging industry clusters:

  • Animal & Human Health
  • Agricultural Technology & Science
  • Renewable Energy
  • Engineered Technology & Advanced Manufacturing

Community resources

A multitude of partners are ready to assist your business achieve success, including:

  • South Dakota State University
  • City of Brookings
  • Brookings County
  • Enterprise Institute
  • SDSU Technology Transfer
  • SDSU Growth Partnership

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