The Sherburne Advantage

Sherburne County, Minnesota is a great place to locate and grow your business. What is the Sherburne Advantage? Email Jessica Barthel, Economic Development Coordinator, or call 763-765-3014.


  • Development Assistance - Sherburne County communities are well organized for economic development and can work quickly to meet business needs.
  • Cost Effective Government - high quality government services yet still boasting a county property tax rate among the lowest in Minnesota.
  • Education that Works - ongoing, progressive business/education partnerships throughout the County.
  • Choice Real Estate - available, reasonably priced commercial/industrial land and housing.
  • Transportation Links - easy access to I-94, U.S Highways 10 and 169, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad mainline, and the St. Cloud Regional Airport. Commuter rail service via The Northstar Corridor connects Sherburne County communities, with downtown Minneapolis and the extensive light rail and transit network in the metro area. An extension of the line northwest to St. Cloud is in the planning stage.
  • Energy and Entrepreneurship - a cluster of local energy companies and entrepreneurs led to the county seat, Elk River, being designated as Energy City by the Minnesota Environmental Initiative.
  • Natural and Open Spaces - the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi River, Sand Dunes State Forest, and other parks provide opportunities to enjoy nature and a variety of recreational opportunities.

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