Economic Development

A Community Working For Growth & Opportunity

Business and commercial success in Rice County dates back to 1844, and keeps moving forward. Some of the positive attributes of a Rice County location include:

Dynamic Workforce

A large skilled and diverse labor pool known for its strong work ethic.
Collage of several buildings including a factory, a brick building, a stone building on the river.

Property Rich

A great supply of land is available for development.

Proximity to the Twin Cities

The Twin cities are within 30-40 minutes and easily accessed from various transportation routes.

Strong Business Environment

Rice County promotes and is committed to a strong, pro-business environment.


Among the lowest commercial and residential real estate taxes in Minnesota.

Development Services

Rice County is committed to economic development and assisting with your development needs. Contact the Economic Development Office for the following economic development services:
  • Business Assistance
  • Creative Business Solutions
  • Financial Resources
  • Market Information
  • Site Selection