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Why Faribault County

There are many reasons why Faribault County is a place where your company can grow and prosper.

Reason #1: Low Cost of Doing Business

  • Faribault County offers predictable savings when it comes to workforce, real estate, utility costs and taxes.
Reason #2: Superior Transportation and Communication Systems
  • With the intersection of Hwy 169 and I-90, you will be able to move your products fast.
  • Local airports and railroad available.
  • With redundant fiber optic connections in nearly all of our rural communities, your company has the ability to reliably connect to your customers anytime, anywhere.
Reason #3: Healthcare
  • Whether you're expecting a baby, dealing with a complex medical condition or anything in between, you don't have to travel to get the quality health care you want and need.  United Hospital District and Clinics have the people, state-of-the-art technology and experience you can trust.  At United Hospital District, we have a full range of medical services that are right for you and your family.  With locations in Blue Earth, Wells and Winnebago their four convenient locations are staffed by a network of skilled physicians, certified physician assistants, nurses and staff members who deliver the very best in primary and specialty care.  Not only are they committed to providing the highest-quality medical care, but they strive to develop a personalized, long-term relationship with you - close to home.  UHD - committed to care, committed to you.

Reason #4: Education

  • Blue Earth Area
  • United South Central
  • St. Casimir's School
  • Genesis Classical Academy
  • Riverland Community College  In 1995, Riverland Community College, as we know it today, merged Albert Lea's South Central Technical College, Austin Community College, Austin's Riverland Technical College, and its Owatonna training center, creating its greatest strength - a comprehensive community college.  Instead of acting as simply a technical college or community college, they are both.  This distinction allows them to provide more services to the communities they serve.
  • Rasmussen College As an Institution of Higher Learning, Rasmussen College is committed to preparing students to be active, productive and successful contributors to a global community.  Today, Rasmussen College is a provider of online educational experiences, delivering regional accredited Bachelor's, Master's and Associate's degree programs through its network of campuses and partnerships with leading universities.
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato offers six academic colleges:  Allied Health and Nursing; Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Science; Engineering & Technology; and Social and Behavioral Sciences.  There are 158 undergraduate programs of study and 82 graduate programs resulting in bachelor's, master's, associate or specialist degrees; graduate certificates; applied doctorates.
Reason #5: Culture and Lifestyle
  • Parks and Recreation: Many beautiful parks and trails.
  • Lifestyle: The perfect balance of small town charm and big city amenities within short driving distance.
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Reopening Strategies for Businesses

Reopening Strategies for Businesses

The Faribault County EDA is here to help as businesses begin to reopen. Here is a reopening guide put together by the Minnesota Retailers Association: https://www.mnretail.org/news/item/reopenHere is a safety plan template put...

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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

The EDA is here to help our Faribault County Businesses. If you are looking for guidance on the financial assistance programs, please take a look at this presentation. If you...

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January 2020 Business Spotlight

January 2020 Business Spotlight

The Faribault County EDA visited the new addition of Heartland Senior Living, Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Heartland Senior Living was formed in 2017 as a nonprofit. The nonprofit purchased three...

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10 Week Succession Planning Class

10 Week Succession Planning Class

Calling all business owners!The Faribault County EDA is partnering with the University of Minnesota Extension to provide a 10 week course on succession planning for businesses in Faribault County. The...

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2020 Meeting Schedule

2020 Meeting Schedule

  2020 EDA Meeting Schedule All Meetings begin at 3:00pmTuesday, January 21, 2020 Winnebago Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Elmore Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Minnesota Lake Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Blue...

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November Business Spotlight

November Business Spotlight

The EDA met at CCF Bank in Wells for their November meeting. The Board heard an update from Kelsey Warmka in regards to the plan to offer space for a...

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October Business Spotlight

October Business Spotlight

The EDA visited Minnesota Lake for their October Meeting. After the meeting, Board Members visited Kasey's Country Cuts to present the October Business Spotlight Award. Kasey Stenzel is the owner...

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Happy Manufacturing Week!

Happy Manufacturing Week!

Happy Manufacturing Week to all Faribault County Manufacturers! 

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Sign up for the Succession Planning Workshop!

Sign up for the Succession Planning Workshop!

The workshop is quickly approaching, so don't forget to signup online. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/succession-planning-workshop-tickets-66244405801Succession Planning is meant to help prepare businesses for ownership transition. In Faribault County this is especially important because closure...

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August Business Spotlight

August Business Spotlight

The August EDA Meeting was held at in Frost, to spotlight Julie Halverson, owner of Julie's Bar and Grill. Julie serves great food, and advertises through a wide range of...

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