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Job opportunities in Murray County are plentiful. From a 25-bed critical access hospital with over 150 employees, to a meat snacks production facility that employs approximately 400 people, to more than 350 businesses spread throughout the county, employment prospects cover a wide range of skills, talents and careers.

Murray County also has many advantages for the savvy business owner. In addition to having a hard-working, well-educated local workforce, Murray County is conveniently located with US Highway 59 and State Highway 30, main transportation arteries in southwest Minnesota, passing through the county.

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While Murray County is considered an agricultural area, there are employment opportunities in almost any field in our area. The Murray County Medical Center, Monogram Meats, various school districts, UPS, printing facilities, agribusiness and more - Murray County has over 350 businesses spread throughout the area. Job seekers can find employment in many fields in Murray County, including professional, technical, trades, craft, construction, clerical, managerial, administrative, hospitality, food industry, service and sales.



Murray County supports businesses large, small and everywhere in between. Residents have a Shop Local mentality, which makes the county and each of its small cities a great place to open or expand a variety of businesses. Many of the cities have an economic development authority to assist in business ownership, and new businesses are welcome throughout the county. Opportunities exist for an entrepreneur looking to open something new or participate in succession planning for retiring business owners.

Economic Development

Opportunities for economic development are easy to find in Murray County. Several of the cities have an Economic Development Authority, as does the county itself. Gap financing is available for those looking to start or expand a business. The Southwest Initiative Foundation, Southwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center, Southwest Regional Development Commission and Prairieland Economic Development Corporation are here to help! The Murray County Economic Development Authority can assist in many ways, from resources to connections and everything in between.

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