The next spotlight in our series features Daniel Scholl who serves as Vice President of the BEDC Board. His full-time role is working as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at South Dakota State University. In his interview, He highlights the connection between SDSU, BEDC, and the broader work of building the economy…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is requesting information from individuals or businesses that would have an interest in taking over the over-site and management of the Brookings Area MAKERSPACE. The MAKERSPACE was established in February 2016 as a program of BEDC to assist innovators and entrepreneurs in Brookings county to fuel economic growth through new…

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Brookings, S.D. – Two Brookings’ area businesses shined at this year’s SD Governor’s Giant Vision Awards competition held in Sioux Falls on April 28, 20201 as part of the annual SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Conference. Placing second in the Student Competition was Prairie BioTech, a team from SDSU, and placing second in…

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Recognition of Committed Entrepreneurs and Local Champions Brookings, S.D. – April 30, 2021. The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) are excited to announce the recipients of five awards to celebrate small businesses in Brookings. The program was launched in April and online nominations were received from members of the community.…

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BROOKINGS, SD – April 21, 2021 – The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Brookings Economic Development, and Visit Brookings are partnering together to continue to promote the recently created Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).  The American Rescue Plan Act, signed on March 11, established a $28.6 billion Fund within the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to…

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BROOKINGS, SD – April 13, 2021 – The Brookings Economic Development Corporation held the 14th annual Idea Competition this past month. Inventors and entrepreneurs, both students and non-students, from the Brookings area submitted entries. “Anyone who had a business or product idea was eligible to enter,” said BEDC Director of Entrepreneur Support, Jennifer Quail. Six…

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Brookings County – Phase 2 Vaccination Plan (4/12/21) Brookings Health System and its partners currently have low demand for COVID-19 vaccines. For people waiting to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, NOW IS THE TIME. Herd Immunity ProgressExperts state that herd immunity for COVID-19 happens when 70 to 90 percent of the population has either survived infection…

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By: Matthew Rhodes, The Brookings Register – Updated: 4 days ago Posted Mar 19, 2021 Hello Larsons Coffee Roastery starts small, hopes to open coffee shop someday VOLGA – The scent of roasted coffee in Volga from time to time won’t lead you to a coffee shop – but maybe someday. That lovely aroma now…

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By: John Kubal, The Brookings Register – Updated: 22 hours ago Posted Mar 17, 2021 ‘Lots of room for new businesses’ BROOKINGS – “I’m passionate about downtown,” said Kirsten Gjesdal, owner and operator of The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. in downtown Brookings. “I want to make sure it’s full and vibrant.” As a step toward…

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