Why Central Minnesota?
Our college and high school graduations rates are above the state average.
About SICM View our brochure
The Science Initiative of Central Minnesota (SICM) has been helping to drive science-based industry growth in Central Minnesota. A coalition of business, government and education leaders started the nonprofit about four years ago to promote the area's strengths and attract high-paying bioscience jobs to the region.
Fourteen businesses and organizations have rallied around the initiative since its inception, providing financial and administrative assistance. A core group of individuals from these organizations meet each month to provide guidance and continue to set direction for the project. Learn more about our progress.