The Rice County Board of Commissioners supports economic development and in 2007 created the Economic Development Department. The goal of the department has been to work collectively with Rice County communities to ensure that a pro economic development culture exists throughout all of Rice County. The role of the Economic Development Department is to identify, promote, and implement strategic steps to take advantage of the county’s assets.
Rice County works in partnership with our communities 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.
County and Community Profiles
Rice County is a vibrant region that spans almost 500 square miles 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.
To learn more about Rice County and the Rice County communities, please view the following: