Located on both banks of the Zumbro River, Rochester is a city in Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Once a small stagecoach stop, Rochester has experienced significant growth over the last 156 years, currently with a population of more than 105,000, making it the third-largest city in Minnesota. Rochester is probably best known as the home of Mayo Clinic which has earned it the nickname, "Med City".
The Mayo Clinic is the pillar of Rochester's economy, employing about 30,000 people and drawing over 2 million visitors to the city each year. The clinic's many facilities (including St. Marys Hospital), along with hotels, restaurants and retail stores, comprise nearly the entire city's downtown. Other care providers, including the Rochester Federal Medical Center, are also significant employers. Rochester is also a major center for technology. IBM Rochester ranks as the area’s second largest employer and the state’s largest information technology employer. Other industries that have had a significant impact on the local economy include the service industry, hospitality, agriculture, education, government, and manufacturing.
Rochester, Minnesota has a long history of industry in fields known for their use of asbestos-containing materials. Workers exposed to such materials may be at risk for asbestos cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Rochester at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Rochester and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.
Jobsites in Rochester where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
A number of jobsites in Rochester, MN have been identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. These sites, at one point in their history, were known to have exposed a variety of tradesmen to asbestos. We will be documenting in more detail how asbestos exposure occurred at these sites in the future on this web site.
- Broadway Power Plant
- Franklin Heating Station
- Madonna Tower-Apartments
- Mayo Bros.
- Mayo Clinic
- Medical Science Building
- Municipal Power Plant Rochester
- Public Utilities Board
- Rochester Community College
- Rochester Electric Department
- Rochester Public Utilities
- Silver Lake Power Plant
- Silver Lake Steam Generation
- St. Marys Hospital
- State Hospital At Rochester
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Rochester, MN
For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Rochester, MN. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.