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Life Science Cluster Report

Global competition heats up as small and mid-tier companies dictate demand

Notable shifts and surges in industry activity have been the recent norm for Life Sciences. Big players have made moves to become more nimble, while small to medium sized companies have made steady headway into the marketplace.

While global shifts in the Life Sciences landscape may be rewriting the world map, Minneapolis-St. Paul continues to be one of the leading cities in the US in the Life Sciences industry:


  • In the last 12 months approximately $350 million has been invested by private equity firms and angel investors in start-up firms.

  • There were 1,180 patents secured by companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market; giving the market a ranking of fifth in the US.

  • The percentage of people in Minneapolis/St. Paul employed in the life sciences sector is 3.1 percent; only San Diego, Raleigh Durham, Boston and San Francisco ranked higher. 

Learn more about the ever-changing landscape, trends in real estate that are helping to support these changes, and what global regions are leading the way in the Life Sciences industry.

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