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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833

Doing Business in Northfield

Home to two premier colleges, close to the Twin Cities and centered on a thriving riverfront and downtown, Northfield is a great place to live and work. Our community is already home to numerous businesses, large and small, with a higher than normal concentration of high tech, bio-tech, and educational firms.

For additional information about what it is like to live and work in Northfield, we also suggest visiting the website of the Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau or the citizen-run Northfield.org.

Starting a Business in Northfield

Congratulations on your entrance to the world of entrepreneurship. Numerous Northfield citizens have started their own business and over time, we've seen these businesses mature into cornerstones of our local economy.
Northfield has a wide range of private and public financial resources available for your business, and is home to various local, regional, and national banks, and several investment funds.

If these private financing options cannot fully meet your business' needs the City of Northfield and the Northfield Economic Development Authority can put you in contact with numerous public assistance programs designed to help you reach your goals. Find out more about our grant and loan opportunities here!

Whether you're still in the planning stages or you've already started your business, we would be happy to assist you!  Please see our Economic Development website for information on financing, tools, and properties.  We also recommend getting in touch with the Northfield Enterprise Center, which specializes in assisting start ups and prospective entrepreneurs.

Already in Northfield

We hope that your experience thus far in Northfield has been pleasant. We endeavor to provide you with what you need to stay successful. If your business is considering expansion please see our property page for information about land and buildings which may fit your needs. If your business is in need of funds please see our financing page. You'll also find information about planning and zoning, building permits, licenses, and taxes. If you still can't find what you're looking for, try the resources page or contact our office and we'll make every effort to help.