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Minneapolis Lifesciences Corridor

Description: The Minneapolis Lifesciences Corridor is located in a 1.5 mile-long, 0.5 mile-wide area along Chicago Avenue in downtown and south Minneapolis. Within the Corridor there are 19 health and medical institutions, 61 research labs and clinics, more than 2,300 physicians, 12,000 employees and 250 researchers.

The Corridor begins at Hennepin County Medical Center to the north and continues south along Chicago Avenue to the renovated Midtown Exchange, the new corporate headquarters for Allina Hospital and Clinics. Other institutions located in the Corridor include Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, the Philips Eye Institute, Excelen - Center for Bone & Joint Research and Education, and the Elliot Park Lifesciences Institute.

The Minneapolis Lifescience Corridor and the Minnesota Science Park area in Minneapolis to the east belong to a State-designated Bioscience Zone. The designation is due to the high concentration of world-class lifescience and healthcare institutions located within the Corridor.

The Minneapolis Lifesciences Corridor initiative was created to promote the lifesciences and healthcare in Minneapolis. Physicians, health and research institutions, and the City of Minneapolis came together to create an environment that attracts physicians and health professionals to Minneapolis. Activities included planning for street infrastructure improvements along the Corridor, fostering collaborative medical research activities, and communicating the strategic advantages of locating businesses and institutions in the Corridor.

Lifescience companies looking to expand in or relocate to Minneapolis will find resources available to help them from the City of Minneapolis and its partners.

City Contact: Andy Carlson at (612) 673-5026 or Miles Mercer at (612) 673-5043

Updated April 19, 2010

Last updated May. 2, 2012