A Great Opportunity for a Great City

Rochester is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Minnesota’s largest employer and the worldwide leader in medicine.

Mayo Clinic generates more than $9.6 billion in economic impact to the State of Minnesota.

DMC is a significant opportunity to make Rochester a truly global destination for healing and wellness, drawing patients and visitors to Minnesota and stimulating additional growth of the state’s biosciences and technology sectors.

DMC will grow Rochester as a magnet community, attracting the most sophisticated health care professionals, promising students and thinkers, and educators from across the globe. DMC promotes Rochester and the State of Minnesota as a desirable location for new employers, keeping them—and the talent and jobs they bring—here.

DMC will position the city and region for economic prosperity for decades to come, expanding Rochester’s economic base with new businesses, jobs, and tax revenue.

Nighttime view of the fountain in Peace Plaza Rochester Minnesota with Mayo Clinic and the Plumber building in the background

Photo © Chad Johnson

Recognized as One of the Best Places in America

Top honors as the country’s
Best Midsize City for Women in the Workforce
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as ranked by consumer financial website NerdWallet

Rochester ranks as the
#1 Best Place to Live in the United States
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by Livability.com

Rochester ranks in the
Top 10 Best Affordable Places to Live
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by Livability.com

Rochester ranks as the
One of the Ten Easiest Cities to Find a Job
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by ZipRecruiter

Minnesota ranked as
Top Health Care State in America
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by WalletHub

Mayo Clinic ranked as the
Best Hospital 2014-2015
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by U.S. News & World Report

Minnesota ranks in the
Top 10 Best States For Business and Careers
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by Forbes

Minnesota ranks as
#1 in the United States in Child Well-Being
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by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 “Kids Count Data Book”

Rochester named
#1 Best City for Women in the Workforce 2016
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by Nerd Wallet

Rochester ranks among the
16 Best Places to Live in America: 2015
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by Outside Magazine

Explore the Stories of Rochester Minnesota

The Rochester Story Project is a platform that gives voice to the people and places that make up the fabric of the city. The City of Rochester is a living narrative, and with DMC transitioning into the implementation phase, Rochester’s story is building momentum.

The goal of The Rochester Story Project is to showcase the community—one person at a time. These are people who live, work, play, heal, and learn in Rochester.

More About Rochester
  • Population: 110,742 (2013 estimate)
  • Median Household Income, 2009-2013: $62,575
  • High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013: 93%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013: 42.1%
  • Homeownership rate, 2009-2013: 70.8%