Find out more about the Rochester area’s asset base of world-renowned companies and institutions that collaborate and partner to develop and sustain a culture of innovation that produces new processes, medicines, therapies, devices and approaches that improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases on an individualized basis.
Located in southeast Minnesota, the Rochester area is a strong diverse economy built around life sciences, technology, tourism, food & dairy and manufacturing. New ideas are an old tradition here, ideas take root and grow, and are nurtured by a vibrant international community of the world's finest minds. With a rich history of incredible expansion, the Rochester area combines a rare blend of contrasting but complementary forces that encourages people to invest and build careers.
Our area benefits from the 45 two-and four-year institutions of higher learning located within a 90-mile radius. Students enrolled in any one of these colleges or universities often seek employment opportunities within this region post-graduation.