Real Estate/Site Selection

RAEDI representatives are available to aid businesses who want to start, locate, or expand their presence in the Rochester MSA.  We work with state and local economic development partners to create the best location packages and incentives that will create jobs and bring capital investment to the area. Contact us about your needs at


ReVest is an impact investment opportunity for individuals, businesses, and non-profits in the community to invest in their own backyard where they live, work, and play.

The Fund is focused on making impact investments in Olmsted county through strategic real estate investments. These type of investments provides both a benefit to the community as a whole along with a meaningful financial return for investors.

ReVest will create economic drivers by strengthening the tax base, promoting employment, providing goods and services to stimulate business activities across the community.

Community Profile

Located in the southeastern section of Minnesota, the Rochester MSA’s strong diverse economy is built around health care, high technology, and agriculture. The Minnesota State Demographer’s Office reported the 2019 population of the Rochester MSA at 224,357. Rochester’s MSA includes Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore, and Wabasha counties.


Traversing the entire Rochester area is east/west bound Interstate 90. In addition, three major U.S. highways intersect in Rochester. U.S. Highway 52 heads north to the Twin Cities and south to eastern Iowa. U.S. Highway 63 leads north towards northern Wisconsin and south to central Iowa. U.S. Highway 14 crosses the state of Minnesota to the west and enters Wisconsin at LaCrosse. In addition, there are many 10-ton secondary roads throughout the area.

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Commercial Real Estate Survey

The Commercial Real Estate Survey was developed to identify avenues to fill vacant commercial properties, connect prospective businesses with information about available properties, and inform future development in the region. This survey was conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Community Vitality in partnership with Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. and Community and Economic Development Associates.