About Our Area
The City of Jackson is located in Jackson County, Southwest Minnesota, just off Interstate 90, exit 73. The population of Jackson is approximately 3,501 residents. Jackson is primarily an agricultural based economy that is experiencing steady growth in a number of economic sectors. We are home to a 230-acre Industrial Park, and home to several primary private-industrial employers, providing nearly 1,300 jobs to local and area residents. Jackson also has a strong retail and service-based business community.
Jackson is located at the junction of I-90 (exit #73) and US Highway 71.
The Jackson Municipal Airport (MJQ) is located on the north side of Jackson, one-half mile north of I-90 and one-half mile north of the Industrial Parkway. Click here for technical information about the Jackson Municipal Airport.
A Community Transit Shuttle Bus is available for transportation in the Jackson area. Contact Western Community Action for ride information at 507-847-2643 or 507-847-2632 ext. 1
Jefferson Bus Lines has a daily stop at Burger King, in Jackson. Call 507-847-2380 to purchase tickets at Southwestern Coaches, call 800-451-5333 to purchase directly from Jefferson Bus Lines. Online tickets are also available at www.jeffersonlines.com/schedules/
Martin County Easy Transit is available for those living in Fairmont, but working in Jackson. For a list of departure/arrival times as well as pick-up and drop off locations, visit www.co.martin.mn.us or call (507) 238- 3124.
Jackson Municipal Utilities (JMU) is a consumer-owned utility that provides water, sewer service, and cable television to residents and businesses of Jackson.
For information, inquiries or comments, please stop by City Hall, 80 W Ashley St. or call 847-4410.
A payment drop box is located in the City Hall parking lot, for your convenience.
Phone: 507-847-4410 Fax: 507-847-5586
After-Hours Emergency Number: 507-847-4420
Jackson has police department, a volunteer fire and ambulance department, and a sheriff’s department; Jackson County also has a sheriff's reserve department unit which consists of volunteers from the local area.
Riverside Elementary School in Jackson, grades K-5
Pleasantview Elementary School in Lakefield, grades K-5
Jackson County Central Middle School in Lakefield, grades 6-8
Jackson County Central High School in Jackson, grades 9-12
Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson Campus. In addition to regular classes, they offer custom training services for individuals and area businesses.
There are 15 churches in and around Jackson, serving most denominations.
Jackson County is widely known for its corn, soybeans, hog and beef production. There are approximately 830 farm operators in the County.
The Jackson County Pilot, Minnesota’s Outstanding Weekly Newspaper for 1997 & 1998, provides complete sports, features, area news, numerous supplements, and legals. The weekly paper includes the Southern Minnesota Peach, a common supplement to 7 other area newspapers. The Livewire, one of Minnesota’s oldest free publications enters all homes in Jackson County plus 1,000's of others in 5 neighboring counties.
KKOJ - 1190 AM and KRAQ - 105.7 FM, Jackson’s radio stations have the best in country music, broadcasting news, weather and sports. KRAQ FM plays 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music—24 hours a day.
Your cable TV is municipally owned and operated. Stop down to Jackson City Hall to sign up today.
The Sanford Jackson Medical Center is a 20-bed hospital with attached clinic facilities. There are several doctors serving the community including Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center.
Financial institutions include; Bank Midwest, Jackson Federal Savings and Loan Association, and the United Prairie Bank, all located in the city of Jackson. The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Alpha is located a few miles east of Jackson.
Jackson is the home of some nationally-known manufacturing and processing companies.
TECHNICAL SERVICES FOR ELECTRONICS, an Ametek Company, manufactures and assembles cable connectors for the medical and electronic industries. The connectors are sold and distributed nationally and internationally.
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. develops corn and soybean hybrids which are distributed on a national and international basis.
ACCENT represents insurance companies to help them recover overpaid claims.
HITCH DOC, manufactures trailer hitches in an impressive facility to the north of I-90 in Jackson.
ERICKSON TRUCKS N PARTS. Over 2,500 medium to heavy duty trucks and salvage pieces on 100 acres. Check out their new sales location just on the north side of I-90 in Jackson.
Jackson area has 50+ service organizations including Kiwanis, Lions Club, Ducks Unlimited, Women of Today and Pheasants Forever.
THE JACKSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
"Creating and Promoting New Possibilities." The Jackson Chamber of Commerce is available for information on the community. From tourism to businesses to industrial . . . the Chamber serves every facet of the community to promote the Jackson area. The Chamber hosts a Farm and Home show in March (3rd Saturday), Town & Country Days in July (3rd Saturday), Holiday Fest in December (1st Saturday) as well as hosting several other events throughout the year. Its representatives also assist with promotions held by the members of Jackson's business district during the year. For information on Jackson, call 507-847-3867or e-mail email@example.com
JACKSON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION:
The City of Jackson employs a full-time economic development coordinator who is available for inquiries from retail businesses and industries.
JACKSON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
The purpose of the Jackson Business Development Committee is to provide information, assistance and other aide to promote the retention and expansion of the retail/service sector in and around Jackson. It works closely with and coordinates its activities with other community groups such as the Jackson Economic Development Corporation, Jackson Chamber of Commerce and Jackson City Council.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
The EDA Board originated in 1989, and consists of seven volunteers from the community. The basic purpose of the EDA Board is to coordinate projects with the Economic Developer and assist with the funding areas. The EDA serves an active role in a number of economic development projects including the Down-payment Assistance Program, and Housing Rehabilitation Program. In the past, the EDA has spearheaded projects such as the Anderson building redevelopment and the redevelopment of the former Wall building site.