Top state for businessElectricity
Brookings Municipal Utilities provides electric service to the city of Brookings and operates the distribution system. A large and small commercial rate pricing structure is provided for businesses depending on their peak demand.

Swiftel Communications provides video, voice, Lowest cost state for doing businessdata, wireless networks, cable service and VOIP to Brookings with fiber-to-the-premise throughout the city. 

Other providers of voice, digital cable TV and high-speed Internet service include Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative and Mediacom.

Natural Gas
Best state for entrepreneursNatural gas is supplied to the Brookings community by Northwestern Energy.  Northwestern's system includes approximately 7,700 miles of transmission and distribution pipelines and storage facilities serving 168 communities in Montana, South Dakota, and central Nebraska.
Brookings receives its water supply from two main Best tax climate in the countryunderground aquifers providing up to 7.5 million gallons of treated water each day. Four water towers located in the city along with two water treatment plants have a combined storage of 6.15 million gallons.

The Brookings Wastewater Treatment Plant, located three miles south of the city, is a 6 MGD, extended aeration, activated sludge treatment plant with a collection system made up of 84 miles of pipe and four lift stations.

Contact BEDC to find out how your company can take advantage of the business environment available in Brookings to achieve success.


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"We never gave a thought to retiring somewhere else, everything we need is right here."
Frank Kurtenbach  
Daktronics, Inc.


Brookings Municipal Utilities
Swiftel Communications
Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative
Northwestern Energy

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