Communities Shakopee

Community pride since 1857

Incorporated in 1857 as a river town, Shakopee has both a rich history and a progressive future. The county seat of Scott County, as well as home to Minnesota’s only outdoor amusement park, Shakopee has a highly skilled workforce that attracts a variety of businesses to our area.

Over the last decade, Shakopee was one of the fastest growing cities in the state, with the population growing more than 80% 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 significant transit corridor.

Canterbury Park is located in Shakopee, as well as Seagate, St Francis Regional Medical Center, and Imagine! Print Solutions.

*US Census Data

Key Statistics

40,893

Population

$84,400

Median household income

92.1%

Percent of population with high school education or higher

36.0%

Percent of population with a Bachelor’s degree or higher

Major Employers

Businesses Big & Small

Including Seagate, St. Francis Medical Center, Valleyfair, Shutterfly, and Canterbury Race Park, Shakopee is home to a vibrant mix of big and small businesses.

Downtown

Friendly & Fun

Farmers markets? Music and entertainment? Yep, check the boxes. Downtown Shakopee is a great place to grab lunch or take an evening stroll.

New Apartments

Keeping up With Demand

The Willows will include 60 units that will be built in Shakopee. Construction starts in 2019.

New Apartments

Keeping up With Demand

Sarazin Flats is a 57 unit community expected to open in late 2019, with a second phase of an additional 48 units expected to start construction in 2020.

Local Business Incentives & Programs

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

MCCD OPEN TO BUSINESS PROGRAM


The Open to Business program in Scott County is a collaboration between the CDA and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD). This program includes one-on-one business counseling assistance customized to meet the needs of current business owners and prospective entrepreneurs.
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Tax
Abatement


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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