Why Live and Work in Winona?

Winona has everything, making it one of the best, safest, and most beautiful places to live, work and play.  Actually, Winona is the 2nd Best Small City in the US.

The City of Winona is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Southeastern Minnesota.  Winona is Regional Center for employment, recreation, education, arts, and for businesses, where you will find an entrepreneurial culture and diversified manufacturing base.

Situated on the edge of the Mississippi River, limestone bluffs frame a lush valley where recreation has  always been a part of life for residents and visitors.  With deep cultural roots, there are multiple recreational opportunities for those living and visiting the area. Winona has exciting, and ever-growing arts and cultural offerings throughout the City including visual and performing arts and a full slate of festivals.    Winona offers a wide range of educational choices within the community.   There are three institutions of higher learning which brings students from all areas of the world to Winona.  

Winona has a little bit of everything for everyone.  Explore the Visit Winona website the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Profile to see why residents love Winona and why you should call Winona Home too!

  1. Port Authority of Winona

  1. Arts & Culture
  2. Easy Access
  3. Education
  4. Healthcare
  5. Recreation

Arts & Culture in Winona

Winona offers many entertainment opportunities throughout the year, such as, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum featuring “Art Inspired by Water and displaying works by Picasso, VanGough, Monet, and O’Keeffe.  Winona is also home to the Shakespeare Festival, Beethoven Festival, Frozen River Film Festival, Boats and Bluegrass Festival, and Big Muddy Brew and Que.