While the state is struggling to make budget cuts, and other cities and towns throughout South Dakota are dealing with layoffs and foreclosures, one town hasn't felt the impact of the economy as hard. This year, Brookings is increasing the amount of infrastructure and improvements to the city [Erica Johnson, "Brookings Boom," KELOLand.com, 2009.02.09].
Population growth, $4 million for downtown improvement, citywide bike lanes, parks and playground upgrades, conservative fiscal practices... oh yeah, and the importance of higher education as an economic anchor.
Knuppe, Knudson, Daugaard—care to ante up? (No rush—wait 'til next year... please!)
p.s.: Mayor Munsterman, nice website... but turn off the video autoplay!