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Brandon is South Dakota's fastest growing community for several good reasons. We are a home town community with quality housing, good businesses, an outstanding school and a great park system. Please make Brandon your next home town.
Ten thousand individuals obtain services through Southeast Technical Institute every year, including more than 3,000 full and part-time students. In addition, thousands of employees of area businesses attend Business and Industry Training workshops, while Southeast provides services to other groups and individuals from the Sioux Falls region and the state of South Dakota. Strategic thinking and anticipating future trends have allowed Southeast to maintain strong business relationships, while promoting economic development in South Dakota.
Augustana College, located in Sioux Falls, SD, was recognized by US News and World Report as one of America’s Best Buys. Augustana is a private, liberal arts college that offers a wide variety of professional and pre-professional programs including a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Selected Studies.
The University of Sioux Falls is a Christian liberal arts college associated with the American Baptist Church. The University of Sioux Falls offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Associate of Arts degrees in both the liberal arts and professional fields. A Master of Education is also available.
National American University, formerly known as the National School of Business, offers a wide variety of Bachelor and Associate degrees. Recent years have brought expanded curricular offerings in the university’s specialized business training. Bachelor’s degrees are now available in Management Information and Computer Information Systems, Accounting, and Business Administration with emphases in computer technology, financial management and international business, to name a few.
Located in Vermillion, SD, the University of South Dakota graduates more Business Management students than any other university in the state. With a Business Advisory Council composed of business and industrial leaders, USD knows the needs of businesses. This relationship between the school and business community benefits both students and businesses. With training in everything from finance to management to business policy, USD students graduate with an in-depth knowledge of all facets of business.
If you are a new resident, you may not be aware of some of our ordinances. Since every community has different laws, this information is being provided to inform you of some of these ordinances. This community has a Crime Watch program that I would encourage every resident to become involved in. The safety and security of our community not only relies on an effective police department, but also the involvement of the citizens of the community. Any questions about these ordinances, any other ordinances, or any problems, concerns, or programs that you may have, feel free to contact any of the Brandon Police Officers or myself and we will help you in any way that we can. Again, welcome to our community.
The village of Brandon was platted in 1878, on land homesteaded by Gustave and Ida Florell, by the Worthington and Sioux Falls Railroad. The village overlooked the Big Sioux River and contained eight blocks divided into 130 lots. Over the next several years a post office, general store, elevator, bank, creamery and other businesses were built. The community continued to grow and by 1923 graduated it's first high school senior class. Brandon was incorporated as a city in 1973. We are served by a mayor and alderman and offer a full complement of city services.
Brandon is the fastest growing city in South Dakota, with a population of 5,500 people and over 1,800 households. In 1977, 250 building permits were issued. Our average summer temperature is 69.3 degrees and our average annual precipitation is 22.5 inches.
Brandon offers a wide range of retail, service and industrial businesses. The Brandon community boasts a growing Chamber of Commerce and an active Brandon Development Foundation. The community continues to grow through new and expanding businesses and is now expanding it's industrial park. The community is served by Interstate-90, South Dakota Highway 11, and Burlington Northern - Santa Fe Railroad. We are just 10 minutes away from a full service airport. Our connections allow for quick access to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha and Denver. Our tax levies are very competitive with neighboring communities. We have a weekly newspaper, a shopper, a local cable access channel and a full service post office.
We believe that Brandon and the Sioux Falls area offer outstanding educational opportunities for all ages. Our local school system is highly rated and a number of schools of higher education are just minutes away.