City of Waseca
Located in the heart of southern Minnesota, the city of Waseca offers a unique blend of hometown hospitality, rich history and modern-day convenience. Nestled between Clear and Loon Lake, Waseca was incorporated as a village in 1868. “Waseca” is a Dakota Indian word meaning “rich in provisions”. As you visit Waseca you will notice historic homes that peek from behind stately, century-old trees, quiet streets that wrap around city parks and ball fields and the 1897 Courthouse that still stands proudly as a reminder of our city’s early beginnings.
Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce
The Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce, established in 1953, is a member driven organization of individuals and businesses who band together for the collective best interest of developing Waseca area’s future. The focus of the chamber is to enhance and promote the economic health and quality of life in the community. We serve the best interests of the business community, and develop programs to meet the needs of members.
City of Waseca Economic Development Authority
Waseca has a strong heritage of agriculture and traditional manufacturing, fostered by an environment of collaborative economic development efforts by the city and many economic partners. Together, the economic development partners in the Waseca area will continue to work to grow jobs and the local tax base to maintain a strong and independent community along the Highway 14 corridor.
Waseca County includes Waseca, the county seat, as well as Janesville, Waldorf and New Richland. All of our cities combine small-town hospitality with a strong sense of community pride. Beyond the cities, the county boasts attractive lakes and some of the world’s finest farmland. That’s why Waseca-the Dakota Indian word for “rich” fits our county so well.
B.E.S.T. of Waseca County
The organization is a collaborative leadership body together with the City of Waseca Economic Development Authority, Waseca Development Corporation, Waseca County Economic Development Authority, Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce, and cities of Janesville, Waldorf and New Richland, to advance, support and promote economic development.
Waseca County Bio-Business
Waseca County, with its fertile lands, is ideally suited to biobusiness opportunities and collaborations in the emerging area of added value agricultural products, filling the business space between the two extremes and enhanced by its central location with respect to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rochester, Austin and Mankato.
Waseca Public Schools District #829 – www.waseca.k12.mn.us/
Sacred Heart School – www.sacredheartwaseca.org/
Sacred Heart School’s mission is to promote life-long learning and Christian values and has program for preschool and kindergarten.
TEAM Academy – www.team.k12.mn.us/
TEAM Academy’s focus is on academic excellence, posts-secondary attainment and a culture of respect and responsibility. Students are taught in small groups and participate in an individualized learning program on the computer.
Waseca is within easy commuting distance from eleven college/university campuses.