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

Rochester recognized as
One of the most Recession-Resistant Cities in the Country
2020
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as ranked by financial technology company SmartAsset

Rochester ranks as the
Top 5 Best Places to Live
2019
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by Livability.com

Rochester ranks as the
One of the Top 25 Convention Cities in the USA
2019
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Meeting Source

Minnesota ranked as
Top Health Care State in America
2019
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by WalletHub

Mayo Clinic ranked as the
World's Best Hospital
2020
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by Newsweek

Rochester honored as
Minnesota's First LEED Gold City
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by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Rochester named one of the
Top Three Most Innovative Cities in America
2018
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by financial news website 24/7 Wall Street

Mayo Clinic received top honors as the
Top Hospital in the Nation
2019-2020
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by U.S. News & World Report

Minnesota recognized as
The Best State in America to Raise a Family
2020
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by Wallethub

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%