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Why New ULM?

New Ulm is home to industries such as manufacturing, education, healthcare, agriculture, and small businesses.

Our economic engine provides quality jobs, retail shopping, professional services, hospitality, dining, and recreational experiences. This website highlights business opportunities in New Ulm, and information on incentives to help your business succeed.




Quality of Life in New Ulm

Engaged Community

Providing a community that people want to call home

Great Schools


Listed in the top 20 cities in Minnesota.


New Ulm offers municipal utilities including electric, natural gas, steam, water, and wastewater. Telecom services are offered through private companies including landline and wireless telephone, and high-speed internet.

These Businesses Chose New Ulm

Kraft Heinz

Since 1955


Since 1962


Since 1965

August Schell Brewing

Since 1860

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Shopping & Entertainment

Great Shopping

New Ulm has become a shopping destination. From unique German specialty stores to trendy boutiques, New Ulm has it all. 

Education and Training Resources

Career and Technical Education Center

Provides students in high school exposure and access to the many Career and Technical Education (CTE) careers available in our region. Allows students to earn credentials/certifications before leaving high school. Provides adults a location to recertify/retrain, or gain technical skills in a particular trade or technical career. Planned Programs: Welding Manufacturing/Fabrication – Wood, Metal, Plastic Trades – Construction, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical Small Gas Engines Automotive (autobody and mechanic) Mechatronics/Engineering Business Development/Eagle Enterprise

Big Ideas

A non-profit 501 (c) 3 that provides opportunities for people to discover and explore skills needed to succeed in the skilled trades. Big Ideas features a mobile learning lab that can be brought to locations across the state to introduce individuals to the trades with simulators for welding, industrial coatings/painting, wood-ed and CAT excavation. The organization’s mission is to inform, inspire and connect curious learners ages 13+ to career paths and professionals in the skilled trades.