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: Educational Sectors, Government, Health Care, High Tech, Manufacturing.
  • Major Employers - Our major employers include:
     Aldi Jennie-O Turkey Store  Northfield Hospital 
     Allina Health Care
    /District One Hospital
     McLane Minnesota  Northfield Public Schools
     Carleton College  Met-Con Companies  Post Consumer Brands
     Cenneidigh, Inc.  Met-Con Companies  Rice County Offices
     Daikin Applied  Minnesota Correctional
     SAGE Electrochromics
     Faribault Foods, Inc.  Minnesota State
     St. Olaf College
     Faribault Public Schools Multek Flexible
    Circuits, Inc.


  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