About our Community

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City on the Grow


Rice is ready to work with business and industry as partners in the growth and development of the community. "Rice; a past with pride and a future with promise" has everything that businesses, industry and residents desire for prosperity and growth.

Through its comprehensive plan Rice has planned for growth and is prepared to support and assist existing and prospective new businesses. The Rice Economic Development Committee and responsive city government join forces to help businesses get started and prosper in Rice.

Rice is a growing community in Benton County. Rice has approximately 1310 (2008 Estimate) residents.

The population of Rice has grown steadily over the years. For a city of relatively small population, Rice has grown to include a diversified business and industrial base.

Located within Minnesota's Growth Corridor, the population of Rice will continue to grow as businesses expand and individuals working in the fast lane recognize the value of "country living."