Business Success Stories

Following are some quotes from Cottage Grove businesses

  • We have been very impressed with the city's development staff, and thanks to their efforts and can-do attitude we were able to complete our relocation to Cottage Grove on time and within budget.
    Gregory A. Moore, former CFO, Advance Corporation
  • We are proud of 3M's tradition of community support. Our investment in capital, as well as training and equipment, helps us maintain our leadership position and positions us for future growth. Annually, 3M has invested more than $30 million in our Cottage Grove location.
    Vickie Batroot, former 3M site director, 3M Cottage Grove
  • In my many years of working with city governments I have never experienced the amount of cooperation and assistance Cottage Grove gave us to help us hit our deadline. We could not have done it without your help. In addition, everyone on our management staff want to convey how good it feels to work with a municipality that has a pro business philosophy.
    Gary A. Duclos, President, American AGCO Corporation
  • Cottage Grove was selected after an extensive search because it offered the best overall features-a construction ready site, good truck access and a strong labor pool.
    Charles Schmidt, senior vice president, Renewal by Andersen