With the state gradually reopening and easing restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Brookings Farmers Market is set to open at 9 a.m. Saturday at its normal location between the Brookings Public Library and the Brookings County Courthouse. A series of new restrictions and modifications as to how the market functions…

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New Program Recognizes Committed Entrepreneurs and Local Champions The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) are excited to announce the recipients of five awards to celebrate small businesses in Brookings. The new program was launched in April and online nominations were received from members of the community. “It’s always fun to…

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New online resource to support entrepreneurs Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to announce the launch of a new online platform to support local entrepreneurs, the Mentor Match-up. This new tool will help facilitate the connections between experienced mentors and entrepreneurs in the Brookings community.  Research has shown that mentors can provide immense value.…

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Two groups of South Dakota State University students finished in the top five of the 14th Governor’s Giant Vision entrepreneurial college student business competition. South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry event Chairman Brad Wheeler, president of Wheeler Manufacturing, announced the top finishers Tuesday. After a preliminary judging process that reduced the field of applicants…

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The battle against the novel coronavirus has begun at South Dakota State University. More than 20 researchers are investigating ways to prevent the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which causes COVID-19. One engineering researcher has already received National Science Foundation funding and the university’s COVID-19 working group has submitted its first proposal.…

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Brookings Area MAKERSPACE part of COVID-19 Response Needs When the call came from the local medical community seeking head straps as part of the personal protective equipment used by staff, MAKERSPACE member Becky Jurrens was quick to answer. Jurrens is not only an active MAKERSPACE member, she is also a medical professional herself as well…

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New local awards and recognition program announced National Small Business Week is May 3-9, 2020, and the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) want to take this opportunity to give some additional attention to our local small businesses during this very challenging time. It is very clear, now more than ever,…

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The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that the job outlook for data scientists will grow faster than average until the year 2028. For individuals looking to enter the field, Discoverdatascience.org ranked South Dakota State University No. 1 for the nation’s most affordable master’s program in data science. Discoverdatascience.org reviewed tuition costs from more than 75 schools…

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$2,500 in prize money awarded Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced the winners of the annual Idea Competition on Friday, Feb. 28 at a public reception held at the Innovation Center. This year marked the thirteenth year of the contest, which encourages Brookings area residents and SDSU students to think about starting new businesses or…

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Functional space, diverse resources and endless possibility WATCH: KELO News Report Brookings Built Green is excited to celebrate the opening of a unique community resource bringing business opportunity, cultural engagement and fellowship through food. The Brookings Community Kitchen located at 420 Main Avenue is designed to be a food hub for the Brookings region. The…

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