About the City

Living Well

Cottage Grove is a growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Situated close to St. Paul, our residents and businesses can take advantage of convenient access to urban opportunities while enjoying the recreational amenities, open spaces, high-quality schools, and close-knit community that Cottage Grove offers.

Convenient Location

Cottage Grove is located near the following:

  • Cottage Grove is 20 minutes away from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
  • Our business park is just six miles south of Interstate 494, and 11 miles south of Interstate 94.
  • Our Gateway Commercial district is four miles south of Interstate 494 on Highway 61, and nine miles south of Interstate 94.
  • Rail-served sites in our business park (CP line, with BNSF intersection nearby) provide easy access to global markets.


  • Over 338,000 potential customers within a 10-mile radius
  • Over 350,000 workers within a 25-minute commuting range


Applied Graphic Solutions, 2012; Accessed via Greater MSP.

A Great Place for Business

With easy access to a recently upgraded freeway system, two Class-1 rail lines, and within a 25 minute drive of over 238,000 workers, Cottage Grove has proven to be a successful location for companies such as 3M, Renewal by Andersen, and Up North Plastics.

Whether you'd like to locate in our 600-acre business park, in a retail space, or any other commercial property, Cottage Grove City staff will work with you to make it easy to locate here in Cottage Grove. Fast-tracked administrative approval and business assistance are available to eligible businesses.