- Associated Press - Saturday, July 12, 2014

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota State University in Brooking is one of 14 recently designated as an innovation and economic prosperity university.

It comes from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and its Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity.

The group says the honor is for working with public and private sector groups to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and community development.