Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Study measures economic strength and vitality of communities A research report by Policom Corporation has identified Brookings as the 15th best performing micropolitan in the United States. A micropolitan area has a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000, and there are 542 micropolitan statistical areas in the country. Policom specializes in studying…

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BROOKINGS – Have you ever wanted to alleviate stress, find something more exciting than darts and feel like a lumberjack Viking? Then head to Woody’s Axe Throwing, a new business that opened Jan. 7 in Brookings. The venue next to Little Caesars is a place where you can have a pint of beer and throw…

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Most people, especially kids, waste a lot of time on their phones, aimlessly scrolling through things that allow them to continue to procrastinate on work.  However, for one BHS student, working on his phone is precisely that – his work. Brookings High School junior Samyok Nepal has created a free app – available for both…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

$2,500 in prize money to be awarded The thirteenth annual Brookings Area Idea Competition is now open and taking entries from residents, including SDSU and high school students, providing the chance to win a total of $2,500 in cash prizes. The 2020 contest, hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), encourages entrepreneurs, innovators, creative thinkers,…

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The second floor of Brookings Health System’s Medical Plaza opened for OB/GYN and dermatology patient care today. This past August, Brookings Health System began finishing the Medical Plaza’s second floor with exam rooms and offices to accommodate the growing medical services offered by Avera Medical Group Specialty Care, the tenant who now occupies both floors…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Al Heuton, executive director of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), has announced the hiring of Sarah Hauge as the Director of Workforce Development for the organization.  “Sarah will begin her position with BEDC on January 6,” said Heuton. “One of her primary goals will be to build upon existing relationships with key partners and employers…

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Parts of Moody, Brookings and Kingsbury counties are in line to get high-speed broadband service as part of a $9.5 million federal grant. Valley FiberCom of Volga has plans to lay 763 miles of fiber in rural areas of Moody, Brookings and Kingsbury counties in 2021. The project’s total expense, which will not cost customers…

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POET founder and CEO Jeff Broin announced a $2 million gift for precision agriculture at South Dakota State University. POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture to solve the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change. POET is proud to partner with…

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BROOKINGS – Nurse practitioner Danielle Hohm has opened up the first nurse practitioner’s clinic in Brookings. Danielle Hohm, FNP, Family Wellness Clinic is located at 317 Sixth Ave., in the same building as Flaskey Chiropractic. The two businesses function independently of each other and have their own offices and patient rooms but work within the…

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