Northfield has a broad industrial and commercial base.
Highly Educated Workforce
A strong public education system – including traditional schools and innovative charter schools – make this an attractive place to raise a family. Northfield is also home to two of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges – Carleton and St. Olaf. Students, faculty, staff and alumni contribute to one of the best-educated communities in the region. Combine that with the traditional values, ingenuity and work ethic of a resourceful rural community, and you’ve got a can-do workforce capable of meeting almost any employment need.