County Road 69 West from downtown Shakopee

Why Shakopee?

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Since its founding in 1857, the City of Shakopee has been a forward-thinking community. New modes of transportation, enterprise and employment have helped Shakopee grow into a modern, thriving suburb.

Shakopee offers abundant opportunities to its business community, including easy access to a major metropolitan area, a highly skilled workforce and supportive business environment.

  • Annual average wage: $52,392
  • Unemployment rate consistently less than state average
  • Household median income: $78,700
  • Places of employment expected to nearly double by 2040
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Source: Met Council

The city sits in the heart of the Highway 169 corridor for convenient transportation by road or rail. We're within minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Flying Cloud Airport.

With a median age of 32, strong public and private school system and a wide range of affordable housing options, our community boasts a young and educated population. The city’s workforce is well-qualified and effective, displaying hardworking Midwestern values. Learn more about Shakopee’s demographics.

Low, stable tax rates and competitive energy costs make Shakopee an attractive choice for commercial, industrial, retail and service businesses. Our largest industries include manufacturing, health care, retail trade and professional and technical services.

Join companies like Emerson Process Management, Shutterfly, Amazon, Rahr Malting Corp., Cameron's Coffee and Entrust Datacard in calling Shakopee home! 


Contact Us

Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development 952-233-9346