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 Economic Development Corporation

Al Heuton, executive director of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), has announced the hiring of Sarah Hauge as the Director of Workforce Development for the organization.  “Sarah will begin her position with BEDC on January 6,” said Heuton. “One of her primary goals will be to build upon existing relationships with key partners and employers…

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BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings and the Brookings Human Rights Commission have announced that Brookings has received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2019 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) for the second year in a row.  The Human Rights Campaign, a national organization which launched the MEI in 2012, is the largest…

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By: The Bush Foundation – Updated: 1 hour ago Editor’s note: This article has been edited to include comments from SDSU President Barry Dunn. SAINT PAUL – The Bush Foundation today awarded the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation to five organizations with a track record of successful problem solving in their communities. Among the…

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WATCH By Ricardo Lewis, KSFY BROOKINGS, S.D. (KSFY) – The United States Department of Transportation has awarded the city of Brookings an $18.7 million dollar grant in critical infrastructure. The money will go towards building an interchange over Interstate 29 and 20th Street South. For many years city leaders have considered adding additional access to…

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SDSU joins national alliance to develop more inclusive, diverse STEM faculty BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University is one of 20 universities joining a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices.  The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities co-leads the effort, known as Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive…

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The United States Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Brookings $18.7 million in critical infrastructure funding under the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program, according to a press release from South Dakota’s congressional delegation. Mayor Keith Corbett said the money will make it possible for the city to build an interchange…

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Written for: Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce LINK MagazineNov. 2019 – “Year in Review” Issue By: Kristi Larsen, Marketing Director – Brookings Economic Development Corporation This year has been another exciting one for Brookings! From welcoming new faces, to expanding businesses, to hosting global leaders, our community continues to grow and be recognized for its…

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BROOKINGS – The construction industry is one of a rare few where someone can get a job fresh out of high school and learn all the necessary skills through apprentice training, on-the-job experience, and creative further education that is tailored to each employee’s needs and circumstances.  “Mills Construction is supportive of education after high school…

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FLANDREAU – Royal River Casino and Hotel is hosting its Relaunch Weekend today through Sunday to celebrate the substantial completion of its more than $30 million ground-up renovation and expansion project.  The project was made possible through a strategic investment from the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to the Casino Resort, which the tribe has owned…

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