Workforce (Banner)
Total Workforce within 30 minutes: 359,000
Cottage Grove's southeast metro location allows businesses here to draw from a labor pool of over 359,000 workers including employees from the heart of the metro area as well as from nearby rural areas.
Regional Map CircleJobs
Total Jobs (2015): 6,627
Cottage Grove's close proximity to the 494, I-94, and 35E in addition to its lack of traffic congestion make it easy for workers to commute to Cottage Grove from all around the Twin Cities and outlying areas.
Jobs ChartEducational Attainment
Cottage Grove's labor pool is highly educated and comes from a diverse background of training from technical to bachelor's degrees.  The City of Cottage Grove has the trained staff needed for a variety of businesses.
Education AttainmentSources: US Census 2012-2016 ACS and  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, On The Map