Communities Elko New Market

Small town culture. Emerging possibilities.

Elko was initially a railway village in 1858. New Market was named for the town near Cambridge, England though it was first named Jackson until its establishment about the same time. In 2006, the cities merged, and in the last decade, Elko New Market has been the fastest growing city in Minnesota.

A prosperous community with small-town charm and progressive goals, it is located off of I-35 just south of the Twin Cities. Shopping, recreational opportunities, and plenty of entertainment venues make it a great place to call home.


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Affordable Housing

Market Village

The CDA collaborates with private and public resources to connect cities with options for affordable rentals, making sure that no matter your means you can live in Elko New Market.

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Small Town Vibes

Blue Skies Abound

Voted Minnesota's safest city in 2018, residents enjoy the tight neighborhoods and even go as far as inviting local police officers to children's birthday parties!


People First

Community Orientated Government is an organization-wide philosophy adopted by the City to improve and upgrade overall City operations by reflecting community values and increasing confidence in local government, among other goals.

Local Business Incentives & Programs

Our resource library is full of information about incentives to give you a boost in Elko New Market or any of our other communities across Scott County. Click below to start researching.

NextStage for Entrepreneurs

NextStage for Entrepreneurs provides one-on-one consulting, small group learning, and access to loan capital for businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Scott County.  This program is provided free of charge to Scott County residents and businesses, and is closely integrated with other local programs aimed at providing assistance to Scott County entrepreneurs and businesses
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Tax abatement is a temporary deferral of taxes by the city, county, or a combination of both. The tax abatement proceeds can be used to pay for public improvements that benefit the property, acquire and convey land, reimburse the cost of improvements made to the property, and other development costs.
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