Brookings, S.D. – Dig a little into the success of biotechnology in Brookings, S.D., and the statistics become more and more impressive.
The community of 23,000 is home to 17 bioscience companies. Another 25 companies are located within the Brookings commute area.
“It’s a lot of jobs,” said Kevin Kephart, vice president for research and economic development at SDSU and a member of the board of directors of SD Biotech. “They’re here in the community, they’re hiring people and really creating an economic engine.”