Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for nearly 35,000 Mayo staff and students.

Nicknamed the "Med City" because of Mayo Clinic's long and prominent history within the community, Rochester is the state's fastest growing city and third largest. With a population of nearly 112,000 and more than 3 million visitors every year, Rochester has the feel of a medium-sized city while offering many big-city amenities and a cosmopolitan flavor.

Rochester is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life. The city also earns praise as a diverse and safe community where you will find a stimulating combination of arts and entertainment, community resources, a four-season calendar of sports and recreation and the University of Minnesota Rochester, drawing an increasing number of energetic students.

The Destination Medical Center (DMC) began in 2013 as a comprehensive economic development plan focused on making Rochester a world-class medical destination for patients, students and professionals. The DMC initiative expects to create more than 30,000 new jobs in Rochester and generate up to $270 million in additional tax revenues for the city over the next 20 years. Continued enhancements in Rochester's livability and arts, culture, dining and retail offerings are part of DMC priorities.

The Twin Cities — Minneapolis and St. Paul — are an easy 75-minute drive to the north and provide access to metropolitan shopping, sporting and cultural events, and dining.

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Oct. 14, 2016