The top employers in the city are:

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester Public Schools
  • IBM
  • Olmsted Medical Center
  • Olmsted County

Without a doubt, The Mayo Clinic is the core of the city’s economy. Based on 2016 statistics they employed over 34 thousand employees and visitors number around a couple of million per year.  The economy of the city also relies on its agricultural offerings. For instance, Seneca Foods has a processing plant in the city and there are many dairy producers active in the city as well.