Business data

Rice County prides itself in keeping taxes low, and is one of the lowest taxed counties in all of Minnesota. This translates into savings for businesses – contributing to our business-friendly environment.

Major employers

Job sectors

Rice County is home to a diverse number of exceptional companies. Employers have created and retained jobs in the education, government, health care, high-tech and manufacturing sectors.

Major employers
Jennie-O Turkey Store  Northfield Public Schools
 Allina Health Faribault Medical Center McLane Minnesota Post Consumer Brands
 Carleton College Met-Con Companies Rice County government
 Cenneidigh, Inc. Minnesota Correctional
SAGE Electrochromics
 Daikin Applied Minnesota State Academies
St. Olaf College
 Faribault Foods, Inc. Multek Flexible Circuits, Inc.

 Faribault Public Schools Northfield Hospital + Clinics


  1. Electricity
  2. Natural Gas
  3. Telecommunications
  4. Water / Waste Disposal


  1. Airports
  2. Bus Systems
  3. Highway Systems
  4. Motor Freight Services
  5. Overnight Package Delivery
  6. Railroads