Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota. It is the county seat of Mower County, and its population at the 2010 census was 24,718. Austin is located at the intersection of Interstate Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 218 in southeastern Minnesota.
Hormel's corporate headquarters and main production facility are located in Austin, thus food processing plays a dominant role in the city's economy. The largest private employers in Austin is Hormel and Quality Pork Processors, a contract food processing firm serving Hormel. Other employers include the government, education, hospitality, and retail sectors.
The population has a majority of White Americans. A small percentage of the population comprises Asians and people of Hispanic origin.
Two New York teams are among the finalists (Long Island, NY) Alliance for Green Heat and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that seven pellet stoves have been chosen as finalists in the Pellet Stove Design Challenge. This international competition, administered by the Alliance for Green Heat, identifies innovative low emissions and high efficiency..