An ideal combination of rural community and progressive capabilities, Blue Earth is proud to be home to nearly 300 businesses, both large and small. Located at the intersection of Highways 169 and 90, Blue Earth offers an ideal location for distribution centers. The city is also home to two industrial parks. Moreover, Blue Earth has the high-speed internet and fiber connections every business wants thanks to BEVCOMM.
Blue Earth is a great place to own a business! You will find their Community Development Specialist, along with staff at City Hall, eager to help both small and large businesses get established.
Mailing Address: PO Box 38, Blue Earth, MN 56013
Physical Address: 125 W 6th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013
Community and Business Development Specialist
Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA)
Physical Address: 415 S Grove St Ste 4, Blue Earth, MN 56013
515.578.0096 – cell
EDA Board Members and Staff:
Rick Scholtes, City Council Liason
Wendy Cole, City Council Liason
Lissia Laehn, President
Jamie Jones, Vice President
Bill Rosenau, Treasurer
Mary Kennedy, City Administrator, Assistant Treasurer
Amy Schaefer, Economic Development Specialist, CEDA representative
Rayne Hanevik, Office Specialist, Secretary
Engaged Workforce & Promising Demographics
The people and employers of Blue Earth are pioneers that are embracing our city’s role as a manufacturing and service center in the Greater Mankato region. We are also working hard to ensure that ours is a preferred community of residence for the citizens of South Central Minnesota.
The population of the City of Blue Earth is approximately 3,157. The surrounding township adds 500 people to our immediate area. The population within a 10-mile radius of the City of Blue Earth is about 9,000 and the population within a 20-mile radius of the City of Blue Earth is about 30,000. The Minnesota State Demographer has predicted a more or less stable population for Blue Earth through 2030.
The best source for finding up-to-date information on the the Blue Earth area’s demographics is at the US Census Fact Finder. Enter Zip Code 56013 for the Blue Earth area and click GO for a detailed analysis of our area’s population.