Business Services

South Dakota State UniversityWhether you are an entrepreneur dreaming of starting your own business or an established business owner looking to relocate or expand, Brookings offers a robust menu of services and infrastructure designed to help your ideas flourish and your business grow.

Take advantage of entrepreneurial services from peer groups to venture capital resources that provide financial opportunities and a nurturing Global Economyenvironment to help your business prosper.

Enterprise Institute
The Enterprise Institute provides customized assistance to inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors throughout South Dakota and the region, helping them find the path to commercialize innovation.

Entrepreneur Network
Unbeatable tax climateThe Brookings Area Entrepreneur Network meets every month and offers like-minded innovative thinkers the opportunity to share aspirations and challenges, learn from successful entrepreneurs in the area, and find resources to help fulfill your goals and start, or enhance, your existing business.

Brookings has a strong history of entrepreneurial success. The Brookings Area Entrepreneur Network strives to provide a forum for entrepreneurs to cultivate their business ideas and expand the University Outreach Resourcesculture of enterprise in Brookings. There is no cost to being a part of the network. The Network is sponsored by Brookings Economic Development Corporation - for more information, contact BEDC.

Governor’s Office of Economic Development
The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) provides information to companies and individuals looking to start a business, buy a business, or relocate a business in South Dakota.

Small Business Development Center
The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive.

fast facts

#1 State that Loves Small Business, CNN, 2006

#1 Entrepreneurial Friendliness, Small Business Survival Foundation, 2006

#1 Friendliest Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, 2007


Enterprise Institute
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Small Business Development Center