Celebrate Brookings Manufacturers With BEDC for Manufacturing Month in October

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30 Sep 2022


At Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), we are excited to celebrate Brookings manufacturers for providing steady jobs, producing goods, and continuing to better our local economy. This year, Manufacturing Day is on Friday, October 7 and Manufacturing Month is the entire month of October. In Brookings, South Dakota, you can say “thanks” to large, well-known manufacturers as well as smaller manufacturers if you are interested in showing your appreciation!

What is Manufacturing Month?

While Manufacturing Month is observed throughout October each year, Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) celebrations occur on the very first Friday of October. MFG Day urges both U.S. manufacturers and educational companies to share their everyday on-the-job tasks with students, community representatives, and more.

At BEDC, we generally have a strong focus on the overall theme of MFG Day. We strive to grow the future workforce of Brookings by sharing job opportunities offered by manufacturers in the area. We are always looking for ways to promote local economic growth. The manufacturing industry in Brookings creates a multitude of potential careers for those in the region who have been searching for steady employment with opportunities for advancement.

Brookings Manufacturing Companies

BEDC is recognizing manufacturers in Brookings, South Dakota this upcoming October for MFG Day and Month. Our team appreciates the constant efforts of the reputable manufacturers in our area that have been consistently producing high-quality products over the years. 

Aside from the short list below, Brookings is home to even more manufacturers. Find out more about each of these companies or perform your own research to discover different manufacturers in the Brookings area!

Brookings Manufacturing Industry Sees Success!

As the second largest manufacturing community in all of South Dakota, Brookings sees manufacturing as a staple industry in the region. Brookings manufacturers continue to progress and provide stable futures for many. 

Graduates of either a high school or a trade school can become employees for a Brookings manufacturer and work their way up in the company in just a few years. Their earnings have the potential to increase to a level higher than the average national household income. 

The state of South Dakota itself places value on its manufacturing sector. In 2019, South Dakota manufacturing employees’ average annual compensation was $61,041.36. In 2020, an average of 43,000 employees worked in the South Dakota manufacturing industry. 

Manufacturers Should Consider Sites in Brookings

National and international manufacturers will experience convenience with a site in Brookings, South Dakota. Brookings is just 50 minutes away from Sioux Falls and only hours away from Fargo, Omaha, Minneapolis, Des Moines, and Kansas City. Manufacturers have nearby access to the Brookings Regional Airport, the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Canadian Pacific Railway, and the interstate, making it easy at a low cost to transport goods.

Sites are available for manufacturing companies looking for a place to call home! To learn more about manufacturing career or location opportunities in Brookings, contact us at (605) 697-8103 or bedc@brookingsedc.com.

Read more in South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation’s Manufacturing Trends in South Dakota flyer.

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