Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School



An educational institution such as South Dakota State College benefits the community in which it is located in various ways. In addition to the benefits which accrue from the services which the college provides to the community, and from research, educational, cultural and recreational facilities which are open to members of the community, material benefits, such as additional employment, consumer population and business activity are also derived from a college’s enrollment and employment. In order to determine the material benefits which Brookings will derive from the location of South Dakota State College in the community, an estimate of the business expansion which will follow the anticipated increase in enrollment and employment at the college by 1970 is necessary. The objective of this study is to estimate the anticipated commercial expansion. This report limits commercial expansion increase in the size of the college to the estimated effect which college growth might have on the dollar volume of existing types of business enterprises in Brookings engaged in service, retail and wholesale trades.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Brookings (S.D.) -- Commerce
Brookings (S.D.) -- Population


Includes bibliographical references



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University