About Us

The Rice County Board of Commissioners supports economic development and the goal of the county 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 economic development is to identify, promote, and implement strategic steps to take advantage of the county's assets.

Mission Statement


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.
White building with Faribault Foods on the side.

County & 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.