Engineered Technology & Advanced Manufacturing

Best tax climate in the countryBrookings is home to many of the top manufacturers in the state, and is the second largest manufacturing community in South Dakota.

Our advantageous tax climate and entrepreneurial spirit provides the ideal breeding ground for start-up companies to flourish and existing industries to get a leg up on their competition.

#1 state for entrepreneursSouth Dakota State University and several other surrounding colleges and universities provide an educated workforce able to help you take your business to the next level.


Top State for Business

featured companies

3M Company - manufactures products for multiple industries

Daktronics - designs and manufactures electronic display systems

Premier Source - new tool construction, rapid prototyping, CAD modeling, specialty molding, and automation

Twin City Fan - manufactures a full spectrum of air moving equipment

Larson Manufacturing - manufactures storm doors and windows

Rainbow Play Systems - manufactures residential play swing sets

List of Brookings Area Companies

industry partners

South Dakota State University

Colleges & Departments
Service Laboratories & Core Facilities
Centers of Excellence
Tech Transfer - Available Technologies

Key Research Areas

Thermo-Fluids Lab  
Materials Evaluation & Testing Lab

7/8/14 - SDSU chemist improving electro-optical material