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New Ulm is home to a diverse and growing manufacturing sector. To facilitate further growth, the City offers tax exemptions, tax credits, high-quality and available labor, low-cost land, and a quality of life that is hard to beat.  Find out why companies like 3M, Kraft-Heinz, AMPI, Parker, Windings, American Artstone, and Ilpea have chosen New Ulm for their manufacturing facilities.  

    Services Available
    Economic Development Corporation Yes
    Economic Development Authority Yes
    County Development Corporation Yes
    Chamber of Commerce Yes
    Port Authority No
    Retail Services No


    New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (PUC) oversees:


        Natural Gas




                PUC Director:

                310 1st North St.

                (507) 359-8264

                  Water Information

                  New Ulm Water Information
                  Water Source Wells
                  Storage Capacity 7,800,000 gallons
                  Pumping Capacity 3,500 gal./min
                  Average Demand 2,000,000 gal./day
                  Peak Demand 5,295,000 gal./day
                  Total Water Hardness 530 ppm
                  Industrial Water Rate $2.89/Million gal.

                  Wastewater Information

                  New Ulm Wastewater Information
                  Water Source Wells
                  Treatment Type Mechanical plant
                  Capacity of Plant 6 million gal./day
                  Average Flow 2.5 million gal./day
                  Peak Flow 4.5 million gal./day
                  Commercial $3.94 million gal.
                  Industrial $1.90/million gal.


                  Agriculture is a large economic driver in the state, and New Ulm is no exception. Brown County’s 1,055 farms provide 1,290 jobs. The principal crops grown in the area include corn, soybeans and sweet corn for canning. Farms in the area also raise dairy and beef cattle, hogs and turkeys. Brown County ranks:

                  • 3rd in the state in sweet corn production
                  • 4th in the state in pork production
                  • 7th in the state in cattle on feed
                  • 15th in the state in livestock production
                  • 18th in the state in total agriculture production


                  • New Ulm has a local telephone provider with additional long-distance and cell phone service providers.
                  • E-commerce needs can be readily handled.
                  • A City-administered public access channel is available.
                  • Public Internet access is available at the Public Library (17 N. Broadway St.), at NU-Telecom (27 N. Broadway St.) and many other establishments including several city parks.
                  • New Ulm is “fully-wired” with multiple television and broadband providers, each with state-of-the-art technology.


                  Current technologies include:

                  • DSL/ISDN/TI/Fiber Optics; Wired Buildoings/WiFi/Networking; Digital Video TV
                  • Computer Configuring and Sales; Computer, Telephone and Accessory Sales
                  • Public Internet Access Sites; High-speed Broadband Internet
                  • Digital Cable; High-Definition Broadcasting; On-Demand Video Service
                  • Digital Video Recorders
                  • New Ulm enjoys a daily newspaper, the Journal, and local radio stations, KNUJ at 860 AM, 97.3 FM and SAM at 107.3 FM.

                  Employment By Industry

                  Industry Brown County South Central Region
                  Natural Resources & Mining 705 3,536
                  Construction 717 4,920
                  Manufacturing 2,885 19,520
                  Transportation, Trade & Utilities 2,802 21,003
                  Information 275 2,098
                  Financial Activities 483 3,716
                  Professional & Business Services 854 5,780
                  Education & Health Services 3,055 28,109
                  Leisure & Hospitality 1,176 8,949
                  Other Services 284 3,073
                  Public Administration 672 5,614

                  Top Ten Major Employers

                  Company Employees
                  3M Corporation 700
                  New Ulm Medical Center 600
                  Kraft Heinz Company 495
                  New Ulm Public Schools 306
                  Brown County 275
                  Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) 252
                  J & R Schugel Trucking 220
                  Hy-Vee Foods 216
                  Mankato Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (MRCI) 200
                  Cash Wise Foods 200

                  Incentives available to qualifying businesses

                  Assistance offered includes:

                  T.I.F. (tax increment financing)

                    Tax abatement

                      Two local revolving loan funds, with build-to-suit/lease-back arrangements

                      Electric Bill rebate

                      Job creation refund

                      Site location assistance

                        Technical assistance in accessing regional, state, or federal loans

                          Technology transfers or access to world-wide markets

                            Workforce training grants


                              If you are interested in business development please contact Heather Bregel at (507) 233-2107.

                              Chamber of Commerce

                              1 N Minnesota St.
                              New Ulm, MN 56073
                              (507) 233-4300

                              Economic Development

                              City of New Ulm
                              100 N Broadway
                              New Ulm, MN 56073
                              (507) 233-2107

                              Community Development Director, City of New Ulm

                              David Schnobrich
                              100 N Broadway
                              New Ulm, MN 56073
                              (507) 359-8245

                              New Ulm Business & Resource Innovation Center (NUBRIC)

                              Paul Wessel
                              New Ulm, MN 56073
                              (763) 213-6878