Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Photo Galleries
Homes in these ZIP codes are selling like crazy Strong job growth, growing interest from Millennials and affordable home prices are attracting home buyers to these cities. More
Working class whites & the government: It's complicated These Clearfield, Pennsylvania, residents are mad at D.C., but want more help. More
Dear Trump and Clinton: Here's what swing voters want These voices are based on interviews with American voters from the key swing states of Florida and Ohio. It's part of a special report titled "Your money, your vote," that will air on CNN on October 15. More
Special Offer
5 of 5
BACK NEXT
Rochester, Minn.
Rochester is where information technology and medical research converge. Home to the Mayo Clinic, a large medical center that employs over 25,000 people in the area, and IBM Rochester's supercomputer, BlueGene, as well as the University of Minnesota, the city is a hub for biotechnology.

But while these three behemoths tend to dominate the local biotech industry, Rochester is making a concerted effort to attract small businesses and venture capital firms alike. Current initiatives include the Minnesota BioBusiness Center, a 150,000 square-foot office and laboratory complex that is due to be completed by early 2009, accommodating businesses that want to be close to Rochester's bioscience assets. Business and financial support comes from organizations such as Rochester Area Economic Development Inc., a private-public partnership that focuses on the bioinformatics, biopharmaceutical, and medical device industries

More galleries

Last updated March 26 2008: 11:56 AM ET