DMC Economic Development Agency

The non-profit DMC Economic Development Agency (EDA) is a private economic development corporation authorized by the DMC statute to provide services to the DMC Corporation. Primary functions of the DMC EDA include:

  • Assisting the DMC Corporation in development and global marketing of the $5 billion DMC initiative.
  • Implementing the vision and strategies established as part of the DMC Development Plan.
  • Collaborating with the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and other community organizations.
  • Working with private developers and investors to help facilitate projects and private investments that support the DMC vision.
  • Providing services to assist the DMC Corporation and City of Rochester in implementing the goals, objectives, and strategies in the Development Plan.

EDA Board Members

  • Jerry Bell

    Former President, Minnesota Twins

  • Jeff Bolton

    Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic; President, DMC Economic Development Agency Board

  • Lisa Clarke

    Executive Director, DMC Economic Development Agency

  • Tom Fisher

    Director, Metropolitan Design Center & Dayton-Hudson Chair in Urban Design, University of Minnesota

  • Harry Hoffman

    Treasurer & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Mayo Clinic

  • Clark Otley, M.D.

    Chair, Department of Dermatology & Medical Director, Department of Business Development, Mayo Clinic

  • Gary Smith, CEcD

    President, Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. (RAEDI)

EDA Staff Members

  • Lisa Clarke

    Executive Director

  • Cody Pogalz

    Executive Assistant

  • Patrick Seeb

    Economic Development & Placemaking Director

  • Allison Bowman

    Project Coordinator

  • Mary Welder

    Communications & Community Relations Director

Contact the DMC EDA Team

To better serve you and make sure your requests are answered in a timely manner, please contact us through the Contact & Connect page.