Located along the Interstate 94 corridor, Clay County serves as a major regional center for commercial, industrial, residential, higher learning, and service sectors in west central Minnesota.
Agricultural and food products are the key components of the local economy. As a home to the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Buffalo River State Park, Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion, and the Clay County Fair, Clay County offers numerous cultural and recreational opportunities for area residents.
Geographically, Clay County is well connected by the interstate corridors (I-94 and I-29), freight and passenger rail service, and Hector International Airport. With a favorable business climate and ample housing choices, in urban as well as rural settings, Clay County is an ideal place to live, work and raise a family.