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22. Sherburne County, MN
Sherburne County, MN
Towns include:  Elk River
Job growth (2000-2007): 35.73%

Capturing the runoff from nearby Minneapolis, Sherburne County is undergoing residential expansion and growth in the retail, food, hospitality and health care industries.

Large companies are attracted to the area - Target and UnitedHealthcare have invested more than $250 million in data centers in the area town of Elk River - while the county offers a cushy place for new companies to grow, with business development assistance and reasonably-priced commercial and industrial land. --A.C.

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