Shoreview is accessible by two major interstates and and county highways, providing easy access to the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the airport and the rest of the country. The businesses located here can reach the Canadian market and the majority of the United States within a day or two. Simultaneously, transporting goods by rail or air is incredibly convenient.
The Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport is within 20-minutes of Shoreview and is one of the largest airports in the country. MSP is the 17th busiest U.S. airport for passengers and 12th for aircraft operations, serving 167 non-stop markets. It's also a base for hometown carrier Sun Country Airlines and Delta Air Lines' second largest hub. Most recently, MSP was named the 2017 top North American airport for efficiency excellence in its size category by the Air Transportation Research Society. The airport's retail program was also recently recognized as the best of any large airport in North America by Airports Council International-North America, and Skytrax named MSP's staff as the best in North America in 2016
The airport also serves as an economic engine for the community, creating unique opportunities for Shoreview businesses as well. The MSP supports more than 86,900 jobs, $15.9 billion in business revenue, $3.7 billion in personal income, $2.5 billion in local purchases, and $546 million in state and local taxes.
For corporate jets, the nearby Anoka County-Blaine Airport provides an easy way to travel throughout the Midwest and the country. The 1,800-acre airport has multiple fixed base operators, serving the most diverse aircraft mix in the MAC reliever system. Runway 9-27 is 5,000' x 100', and Runway 18-36 is 4,855' x 100'. A precision approach is available on Runway 27. A non-federal aircraft control tower is operational from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the winter and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer. The airport is another regional economic driver and has a total annual economic output of $118 million and supports 560 jobs, including 130 directly tied to on-airport businesses.
Shoreview’s businesses can utilize the state’s robust rail infrastructure to transport raw materials or finished products throughout the country. The state has nearly 4,500 of freight railroad miles operated by 21 railroad companies – including four Class I freight rail lines.
In addition, for travel within Minneapolis and St. Paul, commuters have access to the Light Rail and Amtrak.
Interstate 35W and Interstate 694 are two of the main routes running through Shoreview. They provide quick access to the Twin Cities, other Midwestern states, the Canadian market and the remaining United States.
Utilities and Broadband
Shoreview’s businesses benefit from access to affordable and reliable electricity and water. Energy comes from diverse sources, including wind and solar. From an affordability perspective, utilities in Shoreview cost 90 percent of the national average.
In addition, our community benefits from having multiple providers of broadband access. With fast internet speeds and multiple carriers, businesses can negotiate to their benefit while receiving the broadband necessary to conduct business. This makes Shoreview an ideal location for growing tech companies.