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Sep 27, 2017

2013 City of Fairmont Housing Study
Local elected and public officials are often held responsible for conditions and circumstances over which they have limited control. This is particularly true of housing. Most of the housing units in Fairmont are privately owned and were constructed with private funds. On an increasing scale, however, the public is demanding that public officials control what happens in this largely private housing market by eliminating blight,...

Category: Housing, Business

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Sep 12, 2017

2015 Retail Trade Analysis Fairmont and Martin County (No Audio)
The Minnesota Department of Revenue releases sales tax information each spring for the year that ended about 15 months earlier. The latest information indicates that Fairmont’s taxable retail and service sales increased 9.8%1 between 2012 and 2015, reaching an estimated total of $98.75 million.

Category: Business

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Sep 12, 2017

2015 Retail Trade Analysis Fairmont and Martin County (Audio)
The Minnesota Department of Revenue releases sales tax information each spring for the year that ended about 15 months earlier. The latest information indicates that Fairmont’s taxable retail and service sales increased 9.8%1 between 2012 and 2015, reaching an estimated total of $98.75 million.

Category: Business

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Jun 09, 2017

Relocation Services
Fairmont is consistently ranked as one of the best cities for young families, with a cost of living that’s 13.5 percent less than the state average, with the 8th lowest median property tax rate in the state. The City of Lakes is considered the 13th best place to start a business in Minnesota.  If you or your family is planning on relocating to Fairmont or...

Category: Business

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Jun 09, 2017

Utility Rebates/Utilities
Fairmont’s city leaders believe it’s important to continue to expand its public utility infrastructure, which currently serve 4,800 residential customers, including 828 commercial and 12 industrial users. Governed by a five-member Public Utilities Commission, the utility also provides service to 200 rural customers. Fairmont’s Municipal Water System uses Budd Lake as its primary raw, with a storage capacity of over 5 million gallons. Wholesale electricity is...

Category: Business

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Jun 08, 2017

Building Codes
The Building Safety Department oversees all residential and commercial construction in the City of Fairmont in order to ensure MN State Building Code compliance. 

Category: Business

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Jun 07, 2017

2017 Martin County Comprehensive 2017 Visitor & Relocation Guide
Welcome to Fairmont! We are so excited to have you here. Our beautiful community has many amazing sites for you to see and experience. Our 5 lakes are always populated whether folks are fishing, swimming, boating, snowmobiling or admiring the beautiful scenery no matter the season. Recreation and outdoor activities are many in our city. Many of our parks have a shelter house, playground equipment, and...

Category: Tourism, Relocation

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May 23, 2017

Category: Workforce

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May 23, 2017

Category: Site Selectors

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Posted on:
May 23, 2017

Financial Assistance for Demolition of Blighted Properties
The City offers two programs to assist in the demolition of blighted properties.  One of the programs allows for the property owner to deed over the property to the City for future demolition and the other program offers assistance for demolition where the owner retains the lot after demolition. 

Category: Business

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May 23, 2017

2017 Fairmont Planning Commission Schedule
The City of Fairmont’s Planning and Zoning Department helps businesses navigate various building regulations and anticipate future growth patterns in the region by studying and regulating land use. The schedule below is designed to navigate the department’s various processes and deadlines. Click here to view the City Planning page.

Category: Planning

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May 10, 2017

Break Ground in Fairmont, MN
FAIRMONT, MINNESOTA features a shovel-ready certified industrial park which is accessible by plane, rail, and interstate travel. Home to five lakes and over 880 businesses, Fairmont is not only business-friendly but family-friendly, with over 500 acres of parkland – featuring an aquatic park, dog park, two 18-hole golf courses and much more. Fairmont is a great place to raise a family and grow a business.

Category: Business, Property Tax

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Posted on:
May 09, 2017

Workforce Employment Graphs
Local employers routinely report that Fairmont’s labor force is highly productive, has a notably low absentee rate, and either lives within city limits or commutes from a 35-mile radius (83 percent commute less than 20 minutes to work). These dedicated men and women are also highly educated: 35 percent have a high school degree; 36 percent have some college or an associated degree; and 22...

Category: Workforce