Economic Development

About the Area


Washington County is a premier location for new, existing, or expanding companies.

With its high-quality lakes, woodlands, wetlands, historical sites, and two nationally significant river valleys, Washington County attracts a variety of employers and a skilled workforce.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners has recently embarked on an economic development plan for the county. A recent report discusses initiatives.

In addition to Washington County government, some of the larger employers here include Andersen Windows, 3M Company, and Imation.

The 11-county Minneapolis / Saint Paul region consistently ranks among the best places to do business in the United States. Visit GreaterMSP for more business-related information on the metropolitan area here.