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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Produce grown in container on campus to be used at Children’s Museum of South Dakota Missouri River Energy Services, the Electric Power Research Institute, South Dakota State University and the Children’s Museum of South Dakota are collaborating on a high-tech “farm-in-a-box” built entirely inside a specialized 40-foot container. The container was delivered and installed Friday,…

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BROOKINGS – Sioux Valley Energy, H-D Electric Cooperative and East River Electric Power Cooperative have given more than $13,000 to the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum for a new exhibit, “Power to the People: Electrifying Rural South Dakota.” The Ag Heritage Museum is located on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings.  “We’re…

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New club pairs collegians with residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview BROOKINGS – Residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home now have the opportunity to be matched with a college student through the new South Dakota State University Adopt-A-Grandparent Club.  “Adopt-A-Grandparent is a great Brookings volunteer opportunity while students attend SDSU,” Activities Director Amanda…

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BROOKINGS – RDG Consultants are fine-tuning plans to improve Bob Shelden Field with a new design and ecologically friendly features. The Brookings City Council earlier this month listened to plans by RDG. The firm is in the schematic design phase, said architect Tom Ohle and landscape architect Jason Blome. They are working with city staff,…

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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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Volga is capturing the spirit of Christmas, and it’s inviting people to share some of that spirit on Saturday, with “An Old Fashioned Christmas in Volga.”  It’s billing its offering as “A Festive Day for the whole family!” And it’s “A Volga Tradition!” “Last year and this year, it has really grown,” said Lorraine Schonewill,…

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More than 50 mental health clinicians and 14 Head Start teachers are increasing their ability to help young children experiencing social and emotional difficulties, thanks to training provided through the South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative. The project focuses on training professionals to work with and to identify children birth to 5 years of…

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The Brookings City Council on Tuesday accepted a proposal by Linchpin Corporation to turn the Old Armory, at 221 Main Ave., into a restaurant and lounge and meeting space and build a boutique hotel with a two-level parking garage on its west side. Now the city will move forward with creating a development agreement with…

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A five-year, more than $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help support graduate students pursuing a specialization in rehabilitation counseling at South Dakota State University. This is the third such grant professor Alan Davis has secured to train counselors in the master’s program to provide adjustment services to people with disabilities that…

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