The total workforce within 30 minutes is 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 Circle


The 2015 total job count was 6,627.

Cottage Grove's close proximity to the 494, Interstate 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.

2015 Inflow - Outflow Jobs Chart

Educational 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 Attainment Graph

Sources: U.S. Census 2012 to 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, On The Map