Boston Scientific Breaks Ground on New Maple Grove Campus
Thursday marked the beginning of a new chapter for the medical device industry in Maple Grove. Boston Scientific held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a 400,000-square-foot campus it plans to build on a site north of Interstate 694 in the former gravel mining area.
The new campus will include office space for 1,600 employees.
“There’s few spots in this world that you can find that have more med tech located in their community than we do,” said Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson. “This is perfect for Boston Scientific because it allows them to attract the highly-specific and skilled employees that they need.”
“This 400,000-square-feet [with] hundreds of new jobs, hopefully indicates our interest in continuing to double down on this industry, the importance of this industry and what it means for the state, the region and the city,” said Kevin McKinnon, the Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development at DEED.
The $170 million project could have been built elsewhere. The company was looking at sites in Massachusetts and Georgia, but ultimately decided to expand its footprint in Maple Grove, where it already has a huge presence.
“This new facility really, I think, continues to focus our commitment, not just to doing business in Minnesota, bur our commitment to doing business in Maple Grove, and we couldn’t be more happy,” said Brad Sorenson, Boston Scientific’s executive vice president of global operations.
The Boston Scientific project is part of a larger project that developers are calling the Minnesota Science and Technology Center. Construction is expected to wrap up by late 2025.