Minneapolis boasts an expansive list of accolades that highlight the successful advances and practices in the health field. Consistently ranked in the upper echelons of healthy living and medical implementation, Minneapolis is the perfect place to host your next meeting or conference.


July/August 2010: Business Facilities-The Location Advisor:
Minneapolis #1 City for Developing Medical Devices, #8 for Quality of Life

April 2010: BNET
10 Hottest Cities for Business in the Next Decade

2010: The College Sutainability Report Card
University of Minnesota – A- (Highest Grade - Overall Sustainability)

December 2010: Market Watch – The Wall Street Journal
Minneapolis is 5th Best City for Business



2011: Data Center – KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Rankings on Children's Health and Wellbeing (#2 overall-Minnesota)

2011: American Fitness Index, American College of Sports Medicine
Minneapolis-St. Paul Tops List of Healthiest, Fittest Metro Areas

January 2011: HealthGrades
America's Top 50 Cities for Hospital Care (#4 – Minneapolis/St. Paul)

March 2011: HealthGrades
Twin Cities Have Safest Hospitals in Nation 

June 2011:
Top 10: Fit Cities (Minneapolis #1)

July 2011: Forbes
Most Innovative Companies (Ecolab #28)

August 2011: Scientific American
Best Top 10 Cities: Green Living, Health, Air Quality and Technology (#6)

September 2011: Forbes
America's Top 20 Healthiest Cities

November 2011: The Daily Beast
America's 30 Fittest Cities (#4)

November 2011: Self
Top 100 Healthiest Cities for Women (#4)

December 2011: Localicious
Top 10 Health-crazed Cities (#6)

December 2011: United Health Foundation
The Nation's Healthiest States (#6)

December 2011:
Fittest of the Fit Index (#2 in Large Cities, #10 State)



2012: Cleveland Clinic list of the Top Medical Innovations

Medtronic Hypertension Device (Symplicity Catheter System)

January 2012: BioEnterprise –Midwest Health Care Venture Investment Report
Minnesota Leads in Venture Capital for Health Care Startups (Highest in total dollars attracted)

March 2012: The Commonwealth Fund
Minneapolis 4th Best in Nation for Health Care

May 2012:
America's Top 25 Metro Areas for Women's Well-Being

June 2012: American Fitness Index
Minneapolis-St. Paul Tops Fit List for Second Straight Year



May 2012: USA Today
Minneapolis Fittest City in the U.S. for Third Year

July 2013: US Health News
Mayo Ranked No. 3 Best Hospital in the Nation

October 2013: Interbrand
Minnesota-based company 3M  is 76th on Interbrand's 100 'best global brands' list