BEDC partnered with local organizations to promote employment opportunities for college students SDSU students were able to connect virtually to regional employers looking to hire for part-time, seasonal and internship positions at the 2020 SDSU Student Virtual Part-Time Job Fair held on September 9. Historically, the SDSU Student Part-Time Job Fair had been hosted on…

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Andrew Sloss chosen to coordinate regional economic development initiatives Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is pleased to announce that Andrew Sloss has been selected as Chief Economic Development Director/CEO for the organization. Sloss has over fifteen years of experience in economic development, most recently serving as Managing Director for Baker Tilly in Houston, Texas. Past…

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By: Brookings Inclusive Collaborative A collaborative grant partnership taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion in the community of Brookings has launched the first of many focus groups aimed at gathering multiple viewpoints on the issues. After a five-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative is convening focus groups…

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A collaborative grant partnership taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion in the community of Brookings has launched the first of many focus groups aimed at gathering multiple viewpoints on the issues. After a five-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookings Inclusive Collaborative is convening focus groups of business leaders, human…

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Center under construction to be known as the Fishback Indoor Training Center “After seven years, it finally came to fruition,” Darin Weber, Brookings Futbol Club vice president, told a gathering at the “naming ceremony” Thursday evening for what will serve as an indoor training facility for the soccer club.  Gathered in front of the under-construction…

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County gets overpass update, opts for concrete roadway Brookings County commissioners agreed earlier this month to have their section of the road leading up to a new Interstate 29 interchange at 20th Street South/214th Street made out of concrete instead of asphalt. Brookings City Engineer Jackie Lanning gave a brief overview Aug. 4 on how…

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For junior precision agriculture student Josh Ihnen, agriculture was not exactly where he thought he would find a career for himself. However, the combination of being drawn to the industry through his cousin’s family farm and his love for understanding how things work helped the nontraditional student from Tulare, South Dakota, realize that precision agriculture…

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday announced a program to offer training at the state’s technical colleges for people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor described the program, called UpSkill, as a pathway to “a new career path as we get back to normal.” The program will…

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For those looking to expand one’s knowledge or gain an edge in the job market by earning a certificate, South Dakota State University might be the place to be. SDSU was recently ranked No. 26 by Learn.org for Best Online Certificate Programs. Online certificate programs are designed to specialize students in one field of study,…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

BEDC unites local businesses and educational partners through work-based learning initiatives This fall, Brookings High School (BHS) is transitioning to the Career Pathways learning model to help students explore and experience future careers and provide increased opportunities to be engaged in the community. Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is supporting this initiative through a new…

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