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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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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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

PCB printer to enhance student experience, faculty research Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to continue supporting SDSU student and faculty innovation opportunities by providing access to a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) printer. This printer will be a key resource for numerous student teams working in a variety of areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,…

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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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Mechanical engineering students Wade Olson of Omaha, Nebraska, left, and Nick Runge of Sioux Falls work with teammates Matthew Berg of Baldwin, Wisconsin, and Anthony Bachmeier of Aberdeen, who manage the business and promotions side of the NASA drone project. They are part of a seven-member senior design team which will be making a drone…

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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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