Communities: Shakopee

Community Overview

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 41,000 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.

Shakopee Selected as the 2016 EDAM Business Retention and Expansion Award Recipient - Rahr Corporation

Shakopee Selected as the 2014 EDAM Business Recruitment Award Recipient - Shutterfly

Key Statistics

Population (2017 estimate): 40,893
Median household income (2013-2017): $84,400
Percent of population with high school education or higher (2013-2017): 92.1%
Percent of population with a Bachelor's degree or higher (2013-2017): 36.0%
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.

Major Employers

Seagate Valleyfair Amusement Park Canterbury Park Racetrack
Imagine! Print Solutions Shakopee Public Schools Scott County Government
St. Francis Regional Medical Center Entrust Datacard Emerson Automation Solutions



Adjacent to US-169
I-494: 11 miles
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: 22 miles
Downtown Minneapolis: 26 miles

General Contact Information

485 Gorman Street
Shakopee, MN 55379
Main Phone: 952-233-9300

Utility and Service Providers

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Electric: Shakopee Public Utilities, Xcel Energy
Natural Gas: CenterPoint Energy
Water & Sewer: Shakopee Public Utilities
Internet & Telephone: Comcast, CenturyLink

Helpful Links

City Code
Planning & Zoning
Permits & Licenses
Fee Schedule
Shakopee Chamber of Commerce - Angie Whitcomb, President (952-641-9040, Email:

FSS Presentation Information

Business Programs & Resources - Shakopee Chamber Feb. 22, 2018