3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Eagan provides an ideal atmosphere for business and industry and is one of the Twin Cities’ top business and industrial areas, with more than 49,000 jobs locally. Several major companies are located in Eagan, including Thomson Reuters, the state’s largest software developer.
Eagan employers added more than 6,500 jobs over the decade. In late 2011 and early 2012 several employers made positive job gains. Sonic, a maker of hearing care solutions, announced its move to a new 20,000 square foot production facility in Eagan. MISO, the Midwest Independent (Transmission) System Operator for managing the power grid in the power grid in a 13-state area, broke ground in Eagan for a new 60,000 square foot operations and training center. Eagan and Dakota County also have among the highest growth rates in desirable “knowledge worker” jobs in the professional, scientific and technical occupations.
The city’s lush wooded areas and rolling hills surround 350 lakes and ponds and nearly 130 miles of walking trails. This environment, along with its diversified employment base, are among the many reasons why Eagan is the only Minnesota city named four successive times to MONEY Magazine’s top 20 most livable cities in America list. And people like it here. 97% of residents polled in 2012 rate the quality of life as excellent or good. Outstanding ratings of city services led an independent research firm to conclude, Eagan—now in its 151st year—“is the crown jewel in the metro area.”
Today, Eagan’s population is over 64,000 residents. Eagan’s growth has resulted in vibrant residential areas, extensive outdoor recreational opportunities and prime development areas.
An equal distance from both Minneapolis and Saint Paul by means of modern, efficient freeway systems, and an emerging Bus Rapid Transit system, Eagan’s picturesque location is only minutes away from the cultural excitement and advantages of a stimulating metropolitan area. A vast array of diverse activities including major league sports, nationally known theaters and symphonies, famous museums, thrill-filled amusement parks, a modern unique zoo, and varied restaurants and shopping centers are available to Eagan residents. Eagan is only seven minutes from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport and the Mall of America.
Eagan students attend K-12 schools nationally recognized for excellence. Residents also have access to nearby community colleges, vocational-technical schools, for profit colleges like Argosy University, and nineteen four-year colleges in the metropolitan area, including the University of Minnesota.
Bordered by the historic Minnesota River, Eagan contains over 1,000 acres of the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge and 1,500 acres of the county’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park with swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, horse trails and picnic grounds. There are also more than 54 municipal parks with amenities like ice rinks, ball fields, tennis courts and play equipment. The city built a 70,000 square foot community center with a band shell, pavilion and walking trails set in a 60-acre park. Inside the community center are first-rate banquet and meeting rooms along with a fitness center. Other attractions in Eagan include a YMCA, an indoor ice arena and Cascade Bay, noted as one of the top ten municipal water parks in the U.S.
For more information about Eagan, visit www.cityofeagan.com or contact the Community Development department for your business needs at 651-675-5000.
Argosy University (651-846-2882) www.argosyu.edu
Dakota Electric Association, 651-463-6212
CenterPoint Energy Minnegasco, 612-332-5133
Minnesota Energy Resources, 800-303-0752
Century Link Communications, Residential, 800-244-1111 Business, 877.744.4416
Velocity Telephone, Inc. 763.222.1004
Dakota County Tribune
Sun Current South
Dakota County Library,
1340 Wescott Road, 651-552-5000
2970 Lexington Avenue So.