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Located in the midst of two metropolitan areas 50 miles west of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 40 miles south of St. Cloud, Cokato has many economic and geographic advantages. Located along Highway 12 in Wright County, Cokato boasts the presence of approximately 150 businesses.

Development Incentives:

The City of Cokato is willing to provide economic development incentives for qualifying projects including a low interest loan program and tax increment financing. The city is also willing to serve as a conduit to obtain state and federal grants and loans.

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Community Amenities

The City of Cokato was named the Best Place to Raise Children in MN by Bloomberg’s, December, 2010, “With a country club, library, and award-winning schools, Cokato stands a step above most small towns. More than an hour from Minneapolis, Cokato shares many amenities with nearby (and runner-up) Dassel, including schools and a performing arts center. Cokato also boasts a museum and photography studio built in 1905 that is on the National Register of Historic Places.” Cokato offers a variety of parks, trails, golfing, beautiful lakes for fishing with camping opportunities, an outdoor community swimming pool, a quality education system (Dassel Cokato Schools), health care facilities, a wide range of civic organizations, churches and business opportunities. The Cokato Corn Carnival is an annual 3 day celebration starting the 2nd Monday in August. For updates and more information you can go to



Community Information is in the process of being updated with new census data.