Economic Development

 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 widely diverse and educated labor pool from a multi-county area.
Collage of several buildings including a factory, a brick building, a stone building on the river.

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.


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