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Workforce events to be held in Brookings July 25

BROOKINGS – Brookings Economic Development Corporation is hosting the Brookings Area Workforce Conference on Thursday, July 25, at the Swiftel Center. The conference seeks to address issues facing the region’s employers and help them find solutions for continued growth and success.   “One of our workforce priorities is sharing best practices and ideas to assist our…

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Looking cool in the park

After a hot Saturday downtown for the Show-N-Shine, Sunday afternoon weather in Pioneer Park matched the look and feel of many of the cars in the 27th annual Brookings Car Show – cool and comfortable. About 125 cars and trucks, a few of them near the century mark in age, were proudly put on display…

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Workforce Education Grant going to Deubrook

PIERRE – Eight South Dakota Workforce Education Grants, totaling more than $1,091,000, have been awarded to seven South Dakota public school districts and one private non-profit organization.  In the Brookings area, $16,625 is going to the Deubrook Area School District. The money will be used for expansion of the agriculture, food and natural resources program…

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Williams named SDSU chief diversity officer

BROOKINGS – Kas Williams, current interim director for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access, has been named the chief diversity officer at South Dakota State University. Williams’ announcement comes following a national search. She will officially begin her new role May 21. “Kas is a perfect fit to provide the vision and direction…

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BEDC seeks community input for retail study

Brookings County residents and workers asked to complete survey by May 6 Today’s rapidly evolving retail environment presents significant challenges to communities like Brookings who have historically struggled to recruit national retailers. By taking a look at historical, current and projected trends, local economic development professionals are hoping to identify solutions to best position Brookings…

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New PAC addition will help SDSU, Brookings economy

BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University is celebrating completion of the Performing Arts Center expansion by hosting “Chicago: The Musical” and an open house this weekend for the public to see the updated and improved facility. A national touring company is presenting “Chicago: The Musical” in three performances. A gala event for donors for the…

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