COVID-19 PANDEMIC | COMMUNITY DASHBOARD

Brookings is Resilient

The Power of Data Bringing Community Together

As the impact of the coronavirus continues to unfold, BEDC will do our best to keep you updated and informed of the changes to economic indicators specific to the Brookings area.

COMMUNITY IMPACT - PREVENTION

Timeline

SOCIAL DISTANCING

How is our community complying with Social Distancing guidelines?

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JacksRBack

SDSU's guiding principles for Fall, 2020 return to campus

See Plan

STAY SAFE

Protect yourself and your business by following the guidelines outlined by the CDC.

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LOCAL MEDICAL COMMUNITY

Protocols and preparedness

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COVID-19 CASES

Stay updated on cases in Brookings County from the S.D. Dept. of Health.

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COMMUNITY IMPACT - EMPLOYMENT

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

BROOKINGS COUNTY - 8.6%

STATE - 11.0%

NATIONAL - 14.7%

April 2020

S.D. County Comparison

EMPLOYED WORKERS

JAN. 2020 - 18,351

FEB. 2020 - 18,866

MAR. 2020 - 18,924

APR. 2020 - 17,618

Down 5.0% from 2019

JOB OPENINGS

BROOKINGS COUNTY

TOTAL JOBS AVAILABLE: 963

Data from June 3, 2020

VIEW TEMPORARY OPENINGS

COMMUNITY IMPACT - CONSTRUCTION

BUILDING PERMITS

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Through May, 2020

TOTAL: 261

Up 89.1% from 2019

CONSTRUCTION VALUE

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

Jan.-May, 2020

TOTAL: $15,164,921

Down 18.6% from 2019

HOUSING MARKET

City of Brookings
HOUSES FOR SALE

Updated June 3, 2020

TOTAL LISTINGS = 74

COMMUNITY IMPACT - SALES REVENUE

TOTAL TAXABLE SALES

Tax Returns Filed
Jan.-May 2020

TOTAL = $286,163,398

Down 3.1% from 2019

RETAIL TAXABLE SALES

Tax Returns Filed
Jan.-May 2020

TOTAL = $155,464,338

Up 1.6% from 2019

GROSS RECEIPTS

Tax Returns Filed
Jan.-May 2020

TOTAL = $35,037,664

Down 26.5% from 2019

CONSUMER TRAFFIC BEHAVIOR

Compares 2020 traffic to 2019 traffic of in-person visits to local businesses through use of cell phone data

OVERALL

Overall

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants

GROCERY STORES

Grocery

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

General Merchandise

BUILDING MATERIALS

Building Materials

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Our community is stronger together!

From individuals volunteering their time to entrepreneurs and businesses interested in making PPE, we can all make a difference!

The Brookings Area United Way and the Brookings Foundation have partnered to address the needs of those who are impacted by this pandemic.

Local News Highlights

BEDC MISSION

Build the economy by leading collaborative efforts that support a prosperous place to live, learn, work and play.

Al Heuton

Executive Director

Kristi Larsen

Marketing Director

Jennifer Quail

Director of Entrepreneur Support

Sarah Hauge

Director of Workforce Development

Dawn Petterson

Workforce Analyst

Brookings Economic Development Corporation
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113     Brookings, SD 57006     (605) 697-8103