The City of Hugo is a growing community located northeast of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. With a pleasant blend of rural and suburban landscapes and an abundance of natural resources, Hugo has seen rapid growth in recent years that has led to an emerging retail and commercial market, bringing many new businesses and services to the community. Industrial businesses continue to locate and expand within the City’s industrial parks, adding new jobs to the community. With low tax rates and knowledgeable staff willing to help, residents and business owners who locate here can find what they are looking for.
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Washington County the 3rd fastest growing county in Minnesota and our population of 25 to 34-year-olds is expected to grow by 65 percent from 2020 - 2030.
We also have the 3rd lowest property taxes for all Minnesota counties.
In addition, we are 15-minutes from the MSP International Airport and within 30-minutes of downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, along with 18 of Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies.
We have thousands of acres of undeveloped land on the interstate and are open to new business development.
Washington County is Diverse
Our county is diverse, has a rich and varied history, is home to 33 unique communities and growing. Our communities are our greatest strength in that they offer the option of finding a home that fits your cultural, workforce, utility and infrastructure needs.
Washington County is Growing!
Washington County was the fifth-fastest growing county in...Learn More »
Over the past year, between 2017 and 2018, the county’s total employment grew by 2.9 percent. This was nearly three times as fast as statewide employment growth during that period of time, at 1.0 percent.
Over the past five years, between 2013 and 2018, the county’s total employment grew by 14.8 percent. This was twice as fast as statewide employment growth during that period of time, at 7.0 percent.
Over the past year, between 2017 and 2018, Washington County came in third for adding the most jobs in Minnesota.
Over the past decade, between 2008 and 2018, Washington County came in third for adding the most jobs in Minnesota.