Located in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, along the Minnesota River, Shakopee is a thriving community that offers the friendly, charming atmosphere of a small town and the advantages of a vibrant metropolitan area.
Incorporated in 1857 as a booming river town, Shakopee is a city rich in history yet forward-thinking as new modes of transportation, enterprise, recreation and employment have made it a growing, modern suburb. With nearly 40,000 residents, Shakopee is the county seat of Scott County, recently one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
Over the last decade, Shakopee was one of the fastest growing cities in the state, as its population has grown more than 80 percent since 2000. The construction of the U.S. Highway 169 Bloomington Ferry Bridge in the mid-1990s improved access to the Twin Cities metropolitan area and made the City a major player along this critical transit corridor.
Shakopee's large commercial and industrial base and highly skilled workforce make the City an attractive location to do business. It's also home to Valleyfair, the state's only outdoor amusement park, and Canterbury Park, one of two horse racing tracks in Minnesota.
Population (2014 estimate): 39,677
Median household income (2009-2013): $79,743
Percent of population with high school education or higher (2009-2013): 92.5%
Percent of population with a Bachelor's degree or higher (2009-2013): 37.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts
Economic Development Contact Information
Michael Kerski - Director, Planning & Development
Whether you’re a small business or a large manufacturing company considering relocation, starting a business in a new community is a multi-step process. The City’s Economic Development Division can help guide you through the process.
|Seagate||Valleyfair Amusement Park||Canterbury Park Racetrack|
|Imagine! Print Solutions||Shakopee Public Schools||Scott County Government|
|St. Francis Regional Medical Center||North Star Auto Auction||Anchor Glass|
Adjacent to US-169
I-494: 11 miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: 22 miles
Downtown Minneapolis: 26 miles
General Contact Information
129 Holmes St. S.
Shakopee, MN 55379
Main Phone: 952-233-9300
Utility and Service Providers
Electric: Shakopee Public Utilities, Xcel Energy
Natural Gas: CenterPoint Energy
Water & Sewer: Shakopee Public Utilities
Internet & Telephone: Comcast, CenturyLink