Vibrant, Historic Downtown
S.D.'s First Research Park
Science & Technology Incubators
State's Largest University
Best Tax Climate in the Country!
South Dakota is ranked as one of the best states in the union to do business:
- NO corporate income tax
- NO personal income tax
- NO personal property Tax
- NO business inventory tax
- NO inheritance tax
Home of Division I South Dakota State University
The presence of SDSU in Brookings provides unique business advantages:
- Largest university in the state
- Land grant university
- 2500 graduates yearly
- Limitless opportunities for research, innovation and resources
Research & Incubation Facilities
The Brookings region is an epicenter for research and innovation, offering a multitude of resources:
- Business incubators
- Technology commercialization center
- University research park
- Proof-of-concept lab facilities
Highly Educated Workforce
With SDSU graduating 2500 students each year and businesses hiring both skilled labor and professional positions, the Brookings region's workforce is diverse and constantly growing.
Take advantage of the many opportunities available for workforce training and education.
Business financial assistance programs are specifically designed with the unique needs of diverse businesses in mind. The state of South Dakota and the Brookings area offer numerous funding assistance programs to help your business get off the ground and succeed quickly.
Opportunities for collaboration between industry, university faculty and students abound in these emerging industry clusters:
- Animal & Human Health
- Agricultural Technology & Science
- Renewable Energy
- Engineered Technology & Advanced Manufacturing