Brookings, city (1990 pop. 16,270), seat of Brookings co., E S.Dak., on the Big Sioux River; inc. 1883. A trade center in a livestock and grain region, Brookings is an important seed-processing point. Other industries produce electronic equipment, construction materials, machinery, fabricated metal products, and medical and dental equipment. In the city are South Dakota State Univ. and an art museum.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.