Many area businesses are home grown and represent well-known national and international brands. A primary reason why Inc. Magazine rated Rochester one of the top entrepreneurial cities in the country.
Rochester and surrounding communities have been recognized for their collaborative and innovative spirit; ranking number three in patent filings per capita and supporting entrepreneurial communities and start up ventures.
The Rochester area is home to national and global industry leaders such as Mayo Clinic, Hormel, IBM, Red Wing Shoes, Federated Insurance, Fastenal and Seneca Foods, to name a few.
A strong labor pool, highly educated workforce and access to over 45 two and four-year higher education institutions make the Rochester area a prime location to grow your business.
Types of business here:
“Rated one of the best places to live; again and again”
Rochester, Minnesota, the state's third-largest city, has been frequently recognized by Money Magazine, since the 1980's, as one of the best places to live in the United States ranging from the best in the Midwest to best overall.
“A wide array of tools ensures business prosperity and success”
Businesses considering a location or expansion in the Rochester area, can draw on a range of private and public financing options. Venture capital resources as well as federal, state and local government financing and incentive programs are available.
“Providing the financial resources needed to create and maintain highly-valued infrastructure, services and amenities”
Businesses receive good value for their taxes by having access to solid public infrastructure, quality education, and second-to-none recreational amenities. As a result, employers are able to access, attract, and retain the most precious asset of all...people!