City of Rochester
The City of Rochester, Minnesota, has a population of over 110,000 people. By my count, half grew up in the area and half moved here for Mayo Clinic or IBM. Scott and I are in the Mayo Clinic club. When I left Mayo Clinic, we could have moved back to Minneapolis but chose to stay in Rochester because of its small-town charm and big-city amenities. It's a shame local leaders are embarrassed about the "small town" part and think they need to re-brand it away.