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 value 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 and opportunity
Some positive attributes of a Rice County location include:
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.