Brookings Economic Development Corporation

PCB printer to enhance student experience, faculty research Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is excited to continue supporting SDSU student and faculty innovation opportunities by providing access to a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) printer. This printer will be a key resource for numerous student teams working in a variety of areas: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering,…

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$2,500 in prize money to be awarded The thirteenth annual Brookings Area Idea Competition is now open and taking entries from residents, including SDSU and high school students, providing the chance to win a total of $2,500 in cash prizes. The 2020 contest, hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), encourages entrepreneurs, innovators, creative thinkers,…

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POET founder and CEO Jeff Broin announced a $2 million gift for precision agriculture at South Dakota State University. POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture to solve the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change. POET is proud to partner with…

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South Dakota State University students Dylan Dulas and Kesmond Willert won the Brookings Student Business Plan Competition, Dec. 11 at the Brookings Innovation Center at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Dulas, who is from Marshall, Minnesota, and Willert, of Brookings, also won the 2018 Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Idea Competition and…

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New program implemented on campus this fall A new program created by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) seeks to promote and encourage entrepreneurship in the Brookings region by providing 1:1 free, customized coaching for South Dakota State University (SDSU) students, faculty and staff pursuing potential business concepts. The Idea Adviser program invites anyone with a…

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BROOKINGS – The local group developing a food co-op in Brookings will hold a breakfast burrito fundraiser at the Brookings Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 21.  Community members are invited to come grab a burrito and learn more about the Dakota Community Market – a planned co-op and community space. The breakfast burritos will be…

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2,123 responses provide valuable insight on local retail industry A survey recently completed by Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) shows residents would like more retail choices, with family restaurants, clothing stores and additional grocery options high on the list of requests. The Brookings County Consumer Survey was completed by 2,123 Brookings County residents and workers…

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City named to national arts-vibrant list for first time BROOKINGS – Brookings has gained national attention for its commitment to the arts and was named to the fifth annual list of Most Arts-Vibrant Cities in the United States, announced Darla Biel, chair of the Brookings Public Arts Commission. “Being recognized and named on the Arts…

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Human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use, but scientists do not understand the process. “We know cells recycle proteins to conserve energy, but what, how and when that is happening is another story,” said Nicholas Butzin, an assistant professor of biology and microbiology in the South Dakota State…

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