Workforce Capacity

The Regional Labor Market Information provide snapshots of the labor market for every Minnesota County. Each market includes analysis of the current population dynamics, the effect on the labor force, business development, current and projected employment change, average travel time to work, average wages, and total personal income.

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Financial Assistance

To attract and keep businesses, jobs, and people, communities need many things. Sound housing. Ample commercial and industrial property. Healthy drinking water. Wastewater treatment. Solid infrastructure. To make these more affordable, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) provides financial assistance to communities in Minnesota for projects that help them stay vital and better position them for new economic growth and business development.

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Save time and money and take the headache and uncertainty out of your site search with a Minnesota Shovel-Ready Certified Site. DEED works closely with communities and property owners to certify that the most time-consuming legal, technical and regulatory aspects of developing specific commercial and industrial sites are already complete. Sites certified under their Shovel-Ready program have had all of the planning, zoning, surveys, title work, environmental studies, soils analysis and public infrastructure engineering completed prior to the site being offered for sale.

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County Profiles


There are three Minnesota counties that The 7 Rivers Alliance cover. They are Fillmore, Houston and Winona county. Each county is unique and different.

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