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.

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Major Employers

Businesses Big & Small

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


Friendly & Fun

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

New Apartments

Keeping up With Demand

Construction continues in Shakopee, which projects to keep up with demand for affordable housing — such as The Willows — recently completed.

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.

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 assisting 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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