Northfield is located 45 minutes from the Twin Cities and its international airport, in one of Minnesota’s fastest growing counties — Rice County. The city blends a cosmopolitan atmosphere with rural roots and a welcoming, historic downtown on the Cannon River. Coupled with the community’s drive to promote pro-green practices, Northfield is a community of progressive change and family-friendly activities. The city is known as the home of two leading colleges, Carleton and St. Olaf. Northfield is also home to premier health service institutions such as the new Northfield Hospital, Allina Clinic, and is within an hour drive of the nationally ranked Mayo Clinic. Northfield also offers excellent schools, parks and trails, and a flourishing arts community. Add to that a strong desire to promote commerce and industry and Northfield may be the best choice for your expanding business, its employees and their families.