Counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Winona
- Southeast Minnesota is home to 12,500 business establishments providing 244,600 jobs through 2018. Average annual wages were $52,260 in the region.
- The industries that employ the most people in the Southeast Region are Healthcare (65,300), Manufacturing (28,500) and Retail Trade (26,600).
- Jobs in the Southeast Region is projected to grow 4.6 percent from 2016 to 2026, a gain of 12,498 new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need 131,011 replacement openings to fill jobs left vacant by retirements and other career changers.
- The fastest growing occupations in the Southeast Region will be in the following fields: healthcare practitioners; transportation and material moving; healthcare support; production; and personal care and service occupations are expected to see the most new growth.