Leaders from the city of Rochester, Olmsted County and Mayo Clinic applaud the passage of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) legislation and thank the bill authors, legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton for their support for this major economic development initiative. The legislation passed Monday as part of the tax bill.
Mar 20 2013
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City of Rochester
Apr 29 2013
CEO and Owner of MSP Communications Vance Opperman recently wrote a letter to Mayo CEO Dr. Noseworthy expressing his support for DMC. Here's an excerpt:
"The benefits to Minnesota would be enormous. Conservative estimates say that this project would produce at least 25,000 new jobs and increase tax revenue by $3 billion over 20 years. Construction projects of this scale (and at these low interest rates) would be a further stimulus to our state economy.
Apr 29 2013
The Grand Forks Herald's editorial board voiced their support for the DMC last weekend. Here's an excerpt:
"There’s plenty to argue with in the tax proposal released this week by the Minnesota House. But here’s one item all Minnesotans should be happy to see:
The state should pay for $388 million in infrastructure improvements in Rochester to pave the way for a huge expansion by the Mayo Clinic.
And the reason why the state should do this is contained in two key words: “huge” and “Mayo.”"
Apr 23 2013
A recent Mankato Free Press Editorial outlines the details of the new legislative proposal for funding DMC. Here's an excerpt:
"Mayo is not asking for any state money to pay for any clinic building upgrades. Instead about $400 million in state aid and tax breaks would assist with roads, sewers and other public infrastructure.
Mayo and other private investors say the infrastructure upgrade could bring $5 billion in privately financed construction over the next two decades.