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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Community Profile

Bordered by I-94, I-494 and I-694, Woodbury has a strategic location only 20 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. The city is 15 minutes from downtown St. Paul, 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and only 10 minutes from rail line and port facilities. Seven convenient interchanges provide direct access to the entire interstate system, ideal for efficient shipping and transportation for your business, or just getting around the Twin Cities metro area.

One of Minnesota's fastest growing cities for the past three decades, Woodbury is now the state’s 10th largest city, with over 63,000 people. Much of Woodbury’s extraordinary success as a community can be attributed to its long-range, planned growth strategy. The city is committed to high quality development and has established a reputation for being responsive to the needs of businesses. The result is a smooth, no-surprises relationship and a secure environment for business investment.  The city offers a range of competitive financing programs through the Woodbury Economic Development Authority to assist with business expansion.

Woodbury is home to a highly skilled and rapidly growing labor force, with over 50 percent of our residents over the age of 25 holding a bachelor’s degree. Numerous colleges, universities and technical institutions are in close proximity, offering valuable opportunities for ongoing higher education and cooperative, customized technical training for local businesses. With a variety of housing types, as well as numerous retail and service attractions, and a renowned parks and trail system, Woodbury is a place that employees want to call home.  We hope that you will consider Woodbury for your next business venture.

Metropolitan Council's Community Profile for Woodbury

2013 Community Development Annual Report icon-acrobat