Why Austin?

Discover the economic development resources of Austin Minnesota!


Welcome to Austin, Minnesota

The community of Austin prides itself on having the inherent characteristics of a small town, but also the progressive qualities of a large city. 

Austin is ideally situated along Interstate 90 and U.S. Highway 218. Austin is: 

  • 20 minutes from Interstate 35. 
  • 45 miles from Rochester.
  • Less than 100 miles from downtown Minneapolis.  

Rochester International Airport offers daily flights to Minneapolis, Chicago and Atlanta.

Austin offers affordable, shovel ready sites at Cook Farm Industrial Park, located adjacent to Interstate I-90.  The Canadian Pacific Railroad is located along the north side of the industrial park.

Riverland Community College, part of the Minnesota State College/University system, has its main campus in Austin. Specialized degree programs at four-year MnSCU schools can be made available through Riverland. 

The Development Corporation of Austin is excited about the possibility of bringing your business to the community. The City offers a fast track development process to help get your project through the approval process quickly.

Come, be a part of this great community. 

Did you know:
The Austin Artworks Festival is an annual celebration of the arts that features visual, performing, media and literary artists with ties to the Austin region. Held each year in August, a large outdoor concert highlights the event.