Business Development

Focused Planning, Impactful Results…Economic Development in Brookings

By: Kristi Larsen, BEDC Marketing Director Brookings is recognized throughout the region for its progressive and collaborative approach to growth and development. What role does economic development play in this community building initiative? Economic development is a process that seeks to improve the economic well-being of a region through business development, job creation and wealth…

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Super Bowl Stadium Features Daktronics Displays

When the best football teams from each conference collide in Atlanta for the biggest game of the year, Daktronics of Brookings will have a hand in creating the atmosphere and experience for everyone in attendance.  This year, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams to see who will be…

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Swiftel Center earns Mickelson Service Award

By: Swiftel Center Midwest hospitality at its best. That’s the philosophy at the Swiftel Center. That motto has rung true as the Swiftel Center has been awarded the 2018 George S. Mickelson Great Service Award.  The award was presented to members of the Swiftel Center staff by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and South Dakota…

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Mills Construction earns state honors

By: AGC of South Dakota The South Dakota Building Chapter AGC Build South Dakota Awards are given in recognition of excellence in the construction industry. The Build South Dakota Awards are presented to projects selected by a panel of contractor’s toughest critics; industry peers from other regions. Mills Construction, a design/build construction company in Brookings,…

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Brookings School District Pursues New Foundation

The Brookings School District has been moving forward with the establishment of a school district foundation with the hopes of providing the district with another means of investing in scholarships for students and grants for teachers, among other things. Talk about establishing a school district foundation began in early 2018, but plans were paused following…

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Ambiance Salon opens in downtown Brookings

Erica Davis hopes her new salon has the right ambiance, so that’s what she named it: Ambiance Salon. The shop is located at 408 Third St. in Brookings and caters to just about everything hair, skin or nails. Davis and her crew of two are available by appointment only.  “I had a lot of trouble…

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Brookings artist creates unique jewelry

If there’s a symbol that especially spells South Dakota, it’s the ring-necked pheasant. People from all around the globe come to hunt the bird that brings big bucks to the state.  Now a Brookings woman has found a way to design hand-made jewelry that also has a distinct touch of the Mount Rushmore State. “I…

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Party bike business coming to Brookings

Jessica Herrboldt is the owner of Bum’s Bike & Brew, and she’s getting ready to debut the first party bike in Brookings this spring. Officially known as commercial pedal cars or bars, the conveyance resembles a trolley car, but is powered by the pedaling of the people riding upon it, like a bicycle. They are…

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Unique Brookings business has international customers

Watch – EYE ON KELOLAND by Dan Santella We associate this time of year with a magical workshop which makes neat things for people all around the world. But this isn’t the North Pole; it’s Station 5 Productions in Brookings. They make stuff for haunted attractions, haunted houses, escape rooms, and more. “We do things for…

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Larson Manufacturing raises $253k for Brookings Area United Way

Sharing with their employees and the Brookings community is a cornerstone of the Larson Manufacturing culture. For the past several decades, Larson employees have seen and responded to many needs in the community. Employees also recognize the value the Brookings Area United Way provides to individuals of all backgrounds.  The Brookings Area United Way community…

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