Choose Northfield

Why Northfield, Minnesota?

There are lots of great reasons to choose Northfield for your project or business. 

  • A rich arts and cultural scene
  • Thriving businesses and industry
  • Charming and healthy downtown
  • Cherished history
  • Acclaimed colleges and strong schools
  • Array of community-focused organizations
  • Restorative opportunities provided by parks, recreation facilities and natural lands in and near Northfield

All of these thing have a hand in making Northfield a vibrant community.

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Tremendous quality of life

Northfield offers a tremendous quality of life that simply cannot be matched, and independent sources agree. Northfield was named

Second Best Small Town in the U.S. by Livability.com

Best Place to Retire in America by Money Magazine

All of these assets make Northfield a great city to live in and visit, but there are even more reasons why choosing Northfield just makes business sense. Northfield has much to offer the employees of a growing or expanding business with our commitment to community, excellent school system and small town values.

Check out our business brochure! 

See our ad in "Thriving in the North"

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A growing workforce

We've done our research – cities in Rice and Dakota counties offer a wide mix of worker skills and experiences that are comparable to those of bigger cities.

See the workforce report

Accessible location 

Located near major highways, a major metropolitan area and airport, and with access to railways, Northfield sees a lot of traffic.

Accessible location 

Great local partners

We work hard and we work together. There are many organizations we can connect you with to work collaboratively on your project.

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Diverse population 

Northfield has a unique and diverse population, influenced by agricultural opportunities, proximity to the Twin Cities, two world-class colleges, a successful business culture, and attractive amenities for retirees.

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