Doing Business


Northfield, Minnesota blends small-town charm with the ambitions of skilled laborers, a highly educated workforce, and inspiring entrepreneurs. Northfield is also a vibrant commercial and industrial center with a growing constellation of state-of-the-art manufacturing plants. We’re making everything from breakfast cereals to veterinary pharmaceuticals and from flexible printed circuits to video games. Add the sophisticated support of several national logistics and transportation companies, and you can reach almost any market from here.

Take a walk down Division Street and you’ll feel the warm welcome of unique shops, restaurants, and coffee houses. Visit on a summer weekend and enjoy the Riverwalk Market Fair and outdoor music along the river. Join us for Defeat of Jesse James Days, and you’ll be carried back to the 19th century, but only for an afternoon.

With our terrific public and charter schools, two of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges (Carleton College and St. Olaf College), excellent health care, new and old neighborhoods with lots of character, and a wide range of activities and community amenities, you won’t find a better place to raise a family or grow a business.

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    A great community

    Northfield is an ideal place to build or buy a space for your business. Our community boasts a diverse population from students to retirees, an accessible location, a great workforce and a host of collaborative partners.

    Choose Northfield

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    Pick your location and get financing

    There are lots of resources available to finance your project, including city tax incentives, grants and loans, as well as other private and public financing. Find a site and get started!

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    We're here to help

    The EDA Commission exists to serve you, and our staff at City Hall want to talk with you about how they can help make your project a success. We're here to make the process as easy as possible from the very beginning.

    Contact us