Month: May 2017

Students impact the future of Heart of the City

A happy, healthy city that’s walkable, has plenty of parks, and offers ample public transportation. Sounds like a great place to live, doesn’t it?

Future City is a project-based learning program for middle school students where they can explore, imagine, create, and ultimately build a city of the future. Together, the students design the city, research and write its description, build the physical model, develop a project plan, and introduce the city to the judges during a seven-minute presentation.

Expanding Twin Cities business finds success in Rochester

For years, Rochester has been ranked as a best place to live, a most affordable city, and a top community for entrepreneurs. And while the words “Mayo Clinic” and “health care” may be the first things that come to mind when people think of Rochester, owners and investors in a variety of industries are seeing Rochester as a viable place to do business.

LKPB Engineers is a Twin Cities-based firm that provides mechanical and electrical engineering services for corporate, municipal, healthcare, educational, and other facilities. The company has been in business for nearly 50 years and, until recently, they were primarily a single location office in the Twin Cities metro.

Developer and investor interest in Rochester grows

First Avenue Flats Ribbon-Cutting

From groundbreakings to grand openings, Rochester is flourishing as developers and investors from around the world take notice of the opportunity that exists in America’s City for Health.

In the last two weeks alone, First Avenue Flats opened to 75% occupancy; the first building in Discovery Square was introduced; public funding raising efforts have begun for the Ronald McDonald House expansion; and the Mayo Civic Center celebrated its grand opening. Diverse construction projects like these offer the infrastructure needed to support Rochester’s projected growth.