Counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Winona

  • Southeast Minnesota is home to 13,400 business establishments providing 240,000 jobs through 2022. Average annual wages were $61,170 in the region. 
  • The industries that employ the most people in the Southeast Region are Health Care & Social Assistance (65,500 jobs), Manufacturing (36,050) and Retail Trade (26,250).
  • Jobs in the Southeast Region are projected to grow 5.1% from 2020 to 2030, a gain of 13,235 new jobs. In addition, the region is also expected to need 116,600 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: food prep & serving, healthcare support, personal care & service, community & social service, and healthcare practitioners & technical occupations.

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