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Monday, October 25, 2021

Woodbury adds 300 healthcare businesses to become medical sector

Woodbury isn’t exactly, positively changing its name to Doctor City, Minn.

But that may not be a bad idea, as the city recently announced that more than 300 healthcare-related businesses have moved to the city.

These range from large hospitals to boutique chiropractors to kidney centers. If anyone needs to floss, the city’s dental offices are waiting—73 of them.

“It’s an extraordinary way to attract people to Woodbury,” said Brian Delgado, a spokesman for Park Dental, who left Lake Elmo to open his third office in Woodbury. be successful.”

a quarter of jobs in the medical sector

Community Development Director Janelle Schmitz credits the city’s long-range planning for medical migration. Schmitz said that currently about one-quarter of Woodbury’s jobs — more than 6,000 — are in the medical sector.

For cities hungry for economic growth, medical professions are highly prized. They pay high wages, the buildings are attractive, they do not pollute and they attract patients from a wide area.

“Medical professions are very desirable from an economic development perspective,” Schmitz said.

The city has become a regional attraction for patients and more healthcare businesses.

“It’s a destination,” said Len Kaiser, chief administrative officer of Antira Family Clinics, which is expanding its Woodbury office. “A community of businesses has emerged, which are interdependent. It is a whole neighborhood of providers.”

‘Medical Complex District’

Medical development began modestly, when the city established a “Medical Campus District” around the Woodwinds Health Campus in 2007.

In a way it was a symbolic gesture. The region offered no incentives to medical businesses, no tax breaks, and no relaxation of city zoning rules. Schmitz said the medical profession could have moved there or elsewhere in Woodbury. It was as if a city had just declared an “aerospace zone” and the requisite rocket launchers went in.

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But apparently the area had symbolic significance. It made businesses aware that the city welcomed them, Schmitz said.

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