Learn more about relocating or expanding to Minnesota

Minnesota business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of MN communities

Relocate or Expand to Minnesota - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Minnesota business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of MN communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Minnesota Business Data*


Population: 5,266,214
Total Labor Force: 2,999,600
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Number of Manufacturers: 9,345
Manufacturing Jobs: 457,847
Right to Work: No
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 0.59.4%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
6.875%. Exemptions include: Capital Equipment Purchases.

Property Tax:
Assessed at 100% of market value as determined by annual State Department of Revenue Sale Surveys. All properties are valued annually. Exemptions include: Pollution control equipment.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
15% Food and kindred products
15% Industrial machinery and equipment
11% Instruments and related products
10% Printing and publishing
9% Fabricated metal products

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
3M Co. (St. Paul) - 10,100
Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc. (Willmar) - 7,050
Thomson Reuters, West Div. (Eagan) - 6,800
Boston Scientific Corp. (Maple Grove) - 6,500
IBM Corp. (Rochester) - 5,300
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Hennepin - 149,356
Ramsey - 58,963
Dakota - 33,664
Anoka - 19,754
Stearns - 17,636

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Minneapolis - 60,496
St. Paul - 45,130
Eden Prairie - 13,847
Eagan - 12,212
Maple Grove - 12,017

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ) Tax-Free Development Program
State Small Business Credit Initiative
Minnesota Investment Fund
Urban Initiative Loan Program
Border Cities Enterprise Zone Program
SEED Capital Investment Credit Program
Research & Development Tax Credit
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Small Business Development Loan Program
Foreign Trade Zones
Angel Tax Credit
RAIN Source Capital (for "Green" investments)
DEED Business Financing Programs
Minnesota Federal Bonding Service

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Aitkin Area Chamber Of Commerce
Located at the junction of Highways 210 & 169 in central Minnesota, the Aitkin Area has a vibrant local economy with endless recreational opportunities. This makes it the perfect place to telecommute, expand or start a new business. The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce works closely with Aitkin County Growth to assist new & expanding businesses throughout the community.
P.O. Box 127, Aitkin, MN 56431 (Map & Aerial View)
(218) 927-2316

Looking to reach Minnesota manufacturers? Access the Minnesota Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 6/20/2014. All other stats updated on 6/20/2014. Listings updated on 9/1/2014.

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