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Owatonna is considered an economic center of Southern Minnesota. Large employers in the area include Federated Insurance, Viracon, Bosch, Jostens, Cabela's, Mills Fleet Farm, Lowe's, McQuay International (Daikin Industries) - to name a few.

Transportation options abound in Owatonna. The city has one of the premier small airports in Minnesota, with a dual-runway that can land a 737 jet. Interstate 35 and U.S. Highways 13 and 218 all run through Owatonna, making it one of the most accessible locations in the Midwest. Two rail freight lines and multiple trucking options are also available.

Finally, Owatonna consistently ranks among the most livable small towns in the country.

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