Marshall is the heart of Southwest Minnesota. Serving as a regional hub, Marshall supports the region's workforce, employment base, healthcare, education, retail, and hospitality needs. The community is for those who want to not only see the horizon but want to help shape it. Everyone who lives, works, and visits Marshall appreciates the big city amenities that can be found within our micropolitan. As the Economic Development Authority, our passion is helping our community, businesses, and residents grow and thrive. 

Marshall is the economic driver for Southwest Minnesota. With a population of nearly 14,000 people, the economy is strong and growing.  

Median Age: 34
Median Household Income: $60,532
Pull Factor: 1.66

Marshall's infrastructure consists of multiple highways, a regional airport and railway. This contributes to Marshall's increase in daytime population, reaching approximately 25,000. Marshall Municipal Utilities has been providing electric and water utility services to the City of Marshall for over 125 years. MMU provides reliable and affordable utilities to the community, maintaining a reliability index of 99%.

Highways: State Highway 23, State Highway 19, Highway 59
Airport: Marshall - Ryan Field Airport
Railway: Burlington North Railroad

We have a business-friendly environment with available land and industrial parks ready for immediate development including Marshall Commerce Park, a newly developed 136 acres of shovel-ready land.

Available Sites
Commerce Park

Marshall also offers several financial and incentive programs for developers including loans, tax abatement, and tax increment financing. We also partner with local and regional organizations for project assistance.

Financial Programs



Economic Development Director
Lauren Deutz


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