Home to a Wealth of Talent

The Rochester area has four counties and has a highly educated population of over 218,000 people. Mayo Clinic employs 73,000 and 5,000 of those are physicians and scientists. There are over 7,000 MD’s and PhDs, and Rochester is the home of University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR).

Discovery Square

Discovery Square contains two buildings with 250,000+ sq. ft. It is a 16 block sub-district built in collaboration with Mayo Clinic in a highly connected urban life science hub. With UMR classroom space, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, Mayo Clinic Advanced Diagnostics, it is already being used to accelerate local and global businesses right here in Rochester, Minnesota. 

Quality of Life

Discovery Square in particular is a is a 16 block sub-district built in collaboration with Mayo Clinic in a highly connected urban life science hub. It is already being used to accelerate local and global businesses right here in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic, a Unique Partner

As the nation’s leading academic medical center, relentless research, continuous discovery, and cutting-edge technology are our standard.

Mayo Clinic’s scientists, educators, and doctors lead research in serious, complex and rare conditions — because they see serious, complex and rare conditions every day. Our team is dedicated to translating big, bold ideas into practice to solve real problems for people just like you.

From performing the first heart-lung-liver transplant in the United States to developing an innovative treatment to improve severe attacks of multiple sclerosis, Mayo Clinic’s landmark discoveries help patients around the world.

Who Else Is Here?

We’re ecstatic to have so many great companies invest long-term in the vitality of our region.
Here are some:

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Convenient Connections

United States

Minnesota is situated in the upper Midwest region of the United States, making it a central hub for transportation and commerce.

Minnesota

The Twin Cities are a short drive along Hwy 52, and I-90 runs just south of town, making Rochester well connected to major transportation hubs.

DMC District

Destination Medical Center is primarily focused on the areas around Mayo Clinic.

Our Partners

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Michael Flynn

Senior Director of Economic Development

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Chris Schad

Director of Business Development

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Catherine Malmberg

Director of Public Infrastructure & Development Strategy

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Geno Palazzari

Communications Manager

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