What is it that draws people here to live, work & play? A good place to start is its natural beauty.
Another place to look is at industry and the jobs it provides. Brookings is fortunate to still have several lumber mills. What I find interesting is the global connection as the mill’s output goes into lumber products for markets around the world.
Another good economic leg is agriculture.
The area has a broader base of ag than with just cattle. There are sheep ranches, row crops and most dominant, Easter Lily bulb farms.
Last but not least, the region is known for its fishing, which at times allows for other activities.