City Information

The City of Perham, MN website

Click the image above to go to the City of Perham’s website.

Perham is a small, vibrant city located in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country. Perham is also a growing community with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Our city attracts new residents by providing numerous employment opportunities, a wide variety of recreational activities, and a relaxed resort-like lifestyle.

Perham exports to over 21 countries. Our businesses believe in supporting each other – something you don’t always find in a larger city. You will hear stories about the lengths that neighbors will go to help each other which highlight our strong business community.

Perham’s programs are also very friendly to business, with multiple incentives to businesses including tax incentives, business loans, assistance with state programs, and other direct and technical assistance. If you have an idea and want the support of a city that will do what it takes to help you succeed, you have come to the right place in Perham.

For more information about why Perham is the best choice for your new or existing/expanding business, please contact Nick Murdock, Perham Economic Development Director by e-mail at, or by phone at (218) 346-9798. We will be happy to discover more about your plans and work with you to help your business achieve great success.

We also have stories of successful business owners that came to us for assistance in building the business of their dreams. These companies have been happy to share why they owe their business success to the Perham EDA and also to the neighborly business community. Click here to hear their stories.

map 2014 city of Perham
Click the image above for a PDF version of the Perham Area Map.

City of Perham Housing Study

Perham continues to experience job growth and economic expansion that have created the need for additional housing, especially for an expanding work force.

To help address these issues, the City of Perham commissioned a comprehensive study of housing market conditions in the City and the surrounding area. Click here to view and download a copy of the 2014 study.

An updated housing study was done in 2021. Click here to view and download the 2021 Housing Study.

Business Directory

Perham_ChamberOfficeCompanies in Perham do business locally, regionally, nationally, and even internationally. In fact, products made right here in Perham, Minnesota, are exported to over twenty countries worldwide.

Membership with the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce is a vital step to growing a successful business, whether you are a small business just taking its first steps, a branch office, or a national retail corporation. We are rooted in a community that is dedicated to growth and prosperity, so join our members as we move forward together.

Community & Economic Profile

Community Profile_CoverFor more information about services available in the Perham area, click here to view and download the Perham Community & Economic Profile.