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Building A Business

Industry and business play a vital role in the economic landscape of Jackson County communities.  From ethanol to wind energy, motorcycle hitches to farm implements, gas fireplaces to aluminum decking and insurance claims processing, Jackson County plays host to a number of thriving and progressive businesses and industries and continues to build upon its reputation as a location friendly to business and manufacturing.    Check out the links below for a sampling of what the communities of Jackson County
can offer to help build your business.  Then Join Us!

Jackson Crossing
There are over 100 acres available for industrial Replica Audemars Piguet, commercial retail, office, and residential development. A preliminary concept layout has been created but can be formatted to fit your needs. For more information contact the Jackson Economic Development office by calling (507) 847-4423 or (866) 946-5629 or emailing
US Highway 71
City of Jackson - Retail Incentive
Economic Development Office

Help us find a new retail business that creates 2 or more full-time jobs in Jackson, MN, and you could be $1,000 richer. It’s so easy. Give us the name and we will make contact, providing information and incentives for their success in Jackson. They will hear about building opportunities, creative financing, and commercial development incentives.

Do you know somebody who knows somebody? Don’t hold back. Inform us so together we can create new jobs and you get the money. For more details check out our website.
82 West Ashley
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4423
City of Jackson - Business Loans
Economic Development Office

Retail, service, and industrial businesses in Jackson have access to funds through the City’s Revolving Loan Fund. New and existing businesses should check out the guidelines on our website to see if they qualify and contact the Economic Development Office for more information. We’d love to help your business grow in Jackson!

82 West Ashley
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4423
City of Jackson - Industrial Incentive
Economic Development Office

Help us find a new business or industry that creates 10 or more jobs for the Jackson, Minnesota, area and you could be $5,000 richer.  It's so easy. Give us the name, and we will make contact, providing information and incentives for their success in Jackson.  They will hear about:

  • Building opportunities
  • Creative financing
  • Specialized training for employees at MN West College
  • Job training programs to help pay wages for a specified period of time
  • Commercial development incentives
  • JOBZ tax-free development

Do you know somebody who knows somebody? Don't hold back. Inform us so together we can create new jobs, and you get the money.

82 West Ashley
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4423
City of Jackson - Retail Property
Economic Development Office

The Jackson Economic Development office keeps a listing of available retail buildings for sale or rent as provided to us by the property owners.  Please check our web-site for more information on the buildings that have been shared with us.   

82 West Ashley
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4423
City of Jackson / JBDC
Economic Development Office
Thinking about opening a new business or expanding an existing business in Jackson? If so, you are eligible for a pack of coupons complied from local businesses by the Jackson Business Development Committee.

Click on this link JBDC Reward and Incentives to see a flyer for a list of the incentives.
82 West Ashley
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4423

Financial Services

Bank Midwest
509 Third Street
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-3010
Fax: (507) 847-4645
Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Alpha
210 Main Street North
P.O. Box 8
Alpha , MN 56111
Phone: (507) 847-3620
Fax: (507) 847-4057
Jackson Federal Savings & Loan
414 2nd Street
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4714
Fax: (507) 847-4766
LaPorte Group Mortgage, Inc.
Kip Wachal
614 2nd Street
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4466
Fax: (507) 847-4977
United Prairie Bank
202 Grant Street
P.O. Box 25
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4700
Fax: (507) 847-5649

City of Jackson Utilities

The City of Jackson is supplied natural gas by Minnesota Energy Resources.   The City of Jackson and the Federated Rural Electric Association provide electric service in the area.   The City of Jackson is provided local telephone and internet access by Qwest and Soutwest Minnesota BroadbandSouthwest Minnesota Broadband and the City also provide cable television.  Waste Management provides residential and commercial garbage and recycling service to the City of Jackson.

Please check our website for more information on the City of Jackson Utilities.

80 West Ashley
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-4410
Federated Rural Electric

Federated Rural Electric is a distribution electric utility serving member-owners in Jackson and Martin Counties with some along the bordering counties and in Huntington, Iowa. Federated is headquartered in Jackson with a warehouse in Welcome. Federated serves more than 5,000 members and owns 598 miles of underground lines and 1,588 miles of overhead lines.

As a cooperative, we are owned by the members we serve and are governed by a seven-member Board of Directors who are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting.

77100 US Highway 71
P. O. Box 36
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-3520
Minnesota Energy

Minnesota Energy Resources operates in 51 counties and 165 communities throughout Minnesota - including the City of Jackson.   Minnesota Energy Resources is made up of people creating a premier and growing energy company. We want to give customers the best value in energy and related services. And we're guided by clear values — including integrity.

Phone: (800) 889-9508
Qwest/Century Link
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses in Jackson and across the country.

For Home:       1-800-244-1111
For Business:   1-800-603-6000
Phone: (800) 244-1111
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services (SMBS)
SMBS has built fiber-to-the-premise infrastructure to eight rural communities throughout Southwestern Minnesota. The network will consist of a 125 mile fiber ring which will connect the eight communities and an FTTP infrastructure within the communities that will support a total of over 3,500 passings.

The SMBS provides telphone, internet and Rolex Explorer Replica television service to the following communities:

  • Bingham Lake
  • Brewster
  • Heron Lake
  • Jackson
  • Lakefield
  • Okabena
  • Round Lake
  • Wilder
P. O. Box 1006
110 South Highway 86
Lakefield , MN 56150
Phone: (877) 655-7627
Waste Management
We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. 

Our 45,000 employees are committed to Environmental Performance — our mission to maximize resource value, while minimizing environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive. Serving over 20 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers, Waste Management posted $12.52 billion of revenues in 2010.

Jackson Municipal Airport
The Jackson Municipal Airport, located within the City, provides a 3,600 foot paved and lit runway for General Aviation.  The Jackson Municipal Airport is equipped with two runways.  Runway 31-13 is a hard surface and is 3,600 feet long.  Runway 22-04 is a turf runway and is 2,300 feet long; this runway is closed in the winter months.  The AWOS Number is (507)847-5810, NBD 353.

Services at the Airport include: De Ville
  • Self service fuel 100LL and jet A with full service upon request
  • Full service Aircraft Maintenance five days a week with 24 hour emergency service available thru PS Aviation, Inc.
  • Terminal has MNWas Weather Station computer
  • Terminal is equipped with a Pilots Briefing Room, Conference Room and Restrooms
  • Tie Down area and Hangar space for short term and long term aircraft storage
  • Courtesy Car
150 County Road 34
Jackson , MN 56143
Phone: (507) 847-9945
Commercial Aviation
Fairmont Municipal Airport, located within 30 miles of the City, provides a 5,500 foot paved, lit runway which also provides for commercial flights.

Sioux Falls, SD Regional Airport, located within 80 miles of the City, provides for larger commercial flights to the region.