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Recognized as one of the top micropolitan areas in the nation for new and expanding companies, Fairmont is a growing regional hub located in southern Minnesota.

This community 11,000 residents just 120 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul offers convenient access to the metros while providing significantly lower costs for skilled labor, land and buildings. Favorable transportation logistics, land availability, and high quality workforce are prime attractions for business startups, expansions and relocations alike.

Powered by a mix of agricultural and industrial industries, Fairmont has become one of the state's leading rural communities. It has a significant industrial manufacturing base and a healthy combination of national and home-grown companies are among the more than 500 businesses operating in the city. The Fairmont Industrial Park has a 17-acre site zoned for light industrial development.

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Fairmont's Shovel-Ready Certification Documentation  

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Ownership - Control - Title Commitment

Building Permit - Site Plan Review Process

Community Profile

Zoning Ordinances


Environmental Reviews

Environmental and Historical Review

Geotechnical Soil Tests