Economic Development

RICE COUNTY, MINNESOTA is a vibrant region that spans almost 500 square milEconomic Development Website Pictureses in Central Minnesota, strategically located just south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  The County is home to a number of historic towns that have retained and valued their sense of tradition, but also actively embrace the future through their desire to grow, attract, and retain a wide variety of quality businesses, industries and jobs.  Rice County, in partnership with its communities, works to foster an environment that welcomes economic development as a means to expand the tax base and create quality jobs, benefiting the County as a whole.

Working For Growth & Opportunity 

Some positive attributes of a Rice County location include the following:

  • Dynamic Workforce - A widely diverse and educated labor pool from a multi-county area.
  • Convenient Global Location  - Close proximity to the Twin Cities and surrounding states with easy access from various transportation routes.
  • World-Class Businesses  - Ideal home to office, retail, industrial, manufacturing and distribution companies.
  • Solid Business Environment - A strong, pro-business culture seeking partnership opportunities.
  • Property Rich  - Expansive land opportunities for development.