Discover Marshal Sign CC DriveMarshall is one of 17 "micropolitans" in the state of Minnesota, defined as having a city with a population between 10,000 and 50,000. Marshall is the primary employment center in the region. Lyon County, specifically Marshall, has net labor importers - drawing in workers from surrounding counties. The population in Marshall swells in the daytime, filling employer needs and offering a larger consumer base. Studies have shown that retail trade continues to concentrate in regional centers and out of rural areas, demonstrated by the job growth in services-providing industries. For example, in 2006, 768 residents of the Marshall Micropolitian Statistical Area drove to a different county for work each day; but 3,054 workers who live in surrounding counties drove in to Lyon County each morning.

Marshall is now the 72nd largest city in the state out of a total of 906 cities, ranking higher in population than Brainerd, New Ulm, Bemidji, Worthington, and Alexandria. The City of Marshall and community has a clearly identified vision to have sustained growth and to be the regional hub of commerce in Southwest Minnesota...these statistics are one set of measures that quantifies that we have been successful over the past decade at achieving this goal."

City of Marshall

Chamber of Commerce

Visitor's Bureau

School District
Marshall Public Schools:
Marshall Area Technical & Educational Center (MATEC):
True Light Christian School:
Holy Redeemer School:
Samuel Lutheran School:


Marshall Municipal Utilities:

Natural Gas:
Great Plains Natural Gas:

Vast Broadbank:
Direct TV: (866) 810-7892


Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center:
Affiliated Community Medical Center:

2010 Population: 13,680
Number of Households: 5,394
Person per Household: 2.36
Median Household Income: $40,066

Distance from Airports
Minneapolis/St.Paul: 150 miles
Sioux Falls: 90 miles
Marshall: 1 mile

Largest Employers
The Schwan Food Company - 1,100 employees
Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center - 600 employees
U.S. Bancorp - 550 employees
Turkey Valley Farms - 450 employees
Southwest Minnesota State University - 430 employees
Marshall Public Schools - 400 employees

Hy-Vee Food Stores - 320 employees
Wal-Mart Supercenter - 265 employees
Archer Daniels Midland - 245 employees
Affiliated Community Medical Center - 200 employees
Runnings - 200 employees
North Star Mutual Insurance - 185 employees

Vishay HiRel Systems LLC - 165 employees
REM Southwest Services - 150 employees
Ralco Nutrition, Inc. - 135 employees
Menards - 130 employees
Reinhart Food Services, Inc. - 125 employees
City of Marshall - 110 employees
Cliff Viessman, Inc. - 100 employees
United Community Action Partnership - 95 employees
BH Electronics, Inc. - 75 employees

Community Events
Festival of Kites - July
National Night Out - August
Lyon County Fair - August
Sounds of Summer - August
Smokefest - August
Walk About! - September
AgBowl - September
SMSU Mustang Shoot Out - September
Pursuit of Excellence Marching Band Competition - September

Independence Park
9/11 Memorial Park
SMSU Regional Event Center

Economic Development Program
Call (507) 337-0802 for program information.

EDA Annual Reports


Tax Abatement Policy
City of Marshall Housing Tax Abatement Policy
City of Marshall Business Tax Abatement Policy


Sharon H.
Executive EDA Director
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