The Power Of Data Bringing Community Together

As the impact of the coronavirus continues to unfold, BEDC will do our best to keep you updated and informed of the changes to economic indicators specific to the Brookings area.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Community Impact - Prevention

City of Brookings

Ordinances, City Updates, Resources

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Social Distancing

How is our community complying with Social Distancing guidelines?

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Stay Safe

Protect yourself and your business by following the guidelines outlined by the CDC.

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COVID-19 Cases

Stay updated on cases in Brookings County from the S.D. Dept. of Health.

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SDSU's plan for return to on-campus operations for the Fall, 2021 semester

COVID-19 Dashboard

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SDSU COVID-19 Response

Brookings Stay Safe Pledge

Shared commitment by residents and businesses to follow recommended health guidelines

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Local Medical Community

Protocols and preparedness

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Landlord Resources

Useful links and information for landlords and apartment managers

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Community Impact - Employment

Unemployment Rate

Brookings County - 3.0%
State - 2.9%
National - 5.5%

May 2021

Employed Workers

May 2021 - 17,675
Up 2.5% from 2020

Job Openings

Brookings County
Total Jobs Available: 1,004

Data from July 12, 2021

2020 Summary

Community Impact - Construction

Building Permits

Residential & Commercial
June 2021
Total: 66

Down 33% from 2020

Construction Value

Residential & Commercial
May 2021
Total: $1,912,815

Down 40% from 2020

Housing Market

City of Brookings
Houses for Sale
Updated July 12, 2021

Total Listings = 33

202 Summary

Community Impact - Sale Revenue

Total Taxable Sales

Tax Returns Filed
June 2021
Total = $64,601,694

Up 9% from 2020

Retail Taxable Sales

Tax Returns Filed
June 2021
Total = $38,399,453

Up 8% from 2020

Gross Receipts

Tax Returns Filed
June 2021
Total = $8,195,831

Up 47% from 2020

2020 Summary

Consumer Traffic Behavior

Compares 2021 traffic to 2020 traffic of in-person visits to local businesses through use of cell phone data


charts showing overall consumer behavior trends


chart showing consumer trends in restaurants

Grocery Stores

chart showing consumer trends in grocery stores

General Merchandise

chart showing consumer trends in general merchandise

Building Materials

chart showing consumer trends in building materials

Community Resources

Our Community Is Stronger Together!

From individuals volunteering their time to entrepreneurs and businesses interested in making PPE, we can all make a difference!

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COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Brookings Area United Way and the Brookings Foundation have partnered to address the needs of those who are impacted by this pandemic.

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BEDC Mission

Build the economy by leading collaborative efforts that support a prosperous place to live, learn, work and play.

Andres Sloss

Andrew Sloss
Chief Economic Development Director/CEO


Jennifer Quail

Jennifer Quail
Director of Entrepreneur Support


Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson
Marketing & Administrative Assistant