Twin Cities maintains its dominance in med-tech industry

  • Article by: Janet Moore , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 9, 2013 - 9:15 PM

But the metro area’s med-tech cluster slipped a notch to No. 9 in a new survey.

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clownbasketApr. 10, 13 7:11 AM

9th is not dominance. The business environment in Minnesota is not as conducive to business growth as the newer upstart areas. What I seeks a couple excellent giant medical companies, but the small vibrant start-ups are not coming out if Minnesota anymore. Minnesota will continue to slip...and the strib will continue to use words like dominance for a MN business sector that is slipping down the ranks.

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dumbgopApr. 10, 13 2:00 PM

Watch it fall quickly thanks to Amy, Al, and that job killing medical device tax that the democrat party rammed through. Just for the record, not a single GOP member voted for Obamacare. My comment may not be popular with this liberal demographic (strib readers) but the fact of the matter is Obamacare will be proven to be the single most damaging piece of legislation ever introduced in America.

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dumbgopApr. 10, 13 2:06 PM

Watch it fall quickly thanks to Amy, Al, and that job killing medical device tax that the democrat party rammed through. Just for the record, not a single GOP member voted for Obamacare. My comment may not be popular with this liberal demographic (strib readers) but the fact of the matter is Obamacare will be proven to be the single most damaging piece of legislation ever introduced in America.

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Wally_99Apr. 10, 13 4:06 PM

Not for long! They will be paying billions in new taxes thanks to Obama. That means one of two things for medical device companies. (1) reduce costs of manufacturing or (2) lay off employees. Here's a free clue, Obama. Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and China are going to look mighty good for the medical device employers looking to manufacture products.

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jdc12765Apr. 10, 13 6:04 PM

This not surprising. Agree with earlier posts that our area is not a dominate player in Med Tech industry: Political climate has not been conducive for a start ups in this community for a long time. Far too little diversity outside of device companies and very little Pharma. Boston and RTP have huge support service vendors to provide support in regulatory and development services. Very little support or recognition to these high paying vendors. LifeScience Alley inadequate compared to other state's associations in support of all members either due to lack of focus or vision to realize all the assets this community has and could realize. It is too bad because all the tools are there to make this a top 5 region.

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