The City of Goodview


The City of Goodview is located in Winona County in the beautiful southeastern portion of Minnesota and shares the shores of the Mississippi River with Wisconsin.  Goodview is centrally located and adjacent to Winona.. It has access to benefits of a larger city such as accessibility to entertainment, restaurants, cultural events, businesses, airports, the Amtrak and rail freight services while keeping its small town charm. Luckily, these big city amenities do not come with the same high costs and stress typically associated with living or operating a business within a  large city.                   

The City of Goodview has a whole host of businesses from  trucking companies to roofers and design companies. The most represented industry is manufacturing, which is approximately 50% of all businesses in Goodview.  Goodview is home to many types of manufacturers including but not limited to knitwear, printing, building equipment, building materials, metal wire, and much more. 

The City has many great opportunities for businesses of all types. With proximity to Highway 61, which is only minutes from any location in Goodview, and I-90 only 10 miles away, Goodview reaps the benefits of consistent traffic. Furthermore, the Canadian Pacific Railroad runs through the City and the Winona Municipal Airport shares borders with the City.  With close proximity to higher education, there is always a willing workforce of well-educated people.



Region: Southeast
County: Winona
US Congressional District 1
MN Legislative District 21 B
Distance from Minneapolis: 110 miles
Distance from Rochester:

50 miles


Workforce (Winona County)

  Southeast (10)
Econ Dev Region
Total Employment 27,713 257,055
Available Workforce 29,086 270,787
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 5.1%
Source: DEED - Labor Market Information: LAUS Annual Average 2008


Employment By Industry (Winona County)

  Southeast (10)
Econ Dev Region
Natural Resources and Mining 386 2,483 
Construction 578 8,632 
Manufacturing 6,709 40,316 
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 4,437 41,442 
Information N/A 3,421 
Financial Activities 694 8,432 
Professional and Business Services 2,083 13,724 
Education and Health Services 3,792 58,833 
Leisure and Hospitality 2,101 19,899 
Other Services 641 6,478 
Government 3,284 30,408 
N/A - No Data Available

Source: DEED - Labor Market Information: CEW Annual Data 2008


Major Employers (Goodview)


Name of Business                            Type of Business             # of Employees    
Benchmark Electronics, Inc Electronic Manufacturer 546
Fastenal Company Office and Tool Repair 462
Winona Lighting, Inc Lighting Specialist 185
Mississippi Welder's Supply Co. Welding services and supplies 149
Knitcraft Corporation Garment Manufacturer 110
Ticona Celstran, Inc Thermoplastic Manufacturer 68
Wincraft, Inc Novelty Manufacturer 62
I.S.D. No. 861 (Winona) Elementary Education 59
DCM Tech, Inc. Machinery Design and Manufacturing 33