Month: May 2020

Destination Medical Center Corporation approves $250,000 for pandemic response and economic recovery efforts in Rochester

Moves forward with transportation planning

The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors at its May 28, 2020 meeting approved $250,000 in financial resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support businesses reopening and recovery and new innovations that will enhance and grow Rochester’s economy and help small businesses. DMC will prioritize immediate investments that could be in support of long-term public infrastructure in the Destination Medical Center (DMC) district.

Destination Medical Center and City of Rochester provide $100,000 in “Keep It Local” grant funding to 55 Rochester small businesses

Destination Medical Center (DMC) and the City of Rochester announced the distribution of $100,000 in funding to 55 Rochester businesses through the Keep It Local, COVID-19 Innovators Grant Program. The grant program assists small businesses that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are working with other small business to respond to those challenges.

VIDEO: DMC Webinar Series – Road to Recovery: Outdoor Public and Event Spaces

Thank you to all those who attended DMC’s webinar, Road to Recovery: Outdoor Public and Event Spaces.

Our panelists discussed what communities can do to successfully re-open public spaces and what event planners can do to successfully host public events as shelter-in-place orders are relaxed. They shared examples of how to create a safe and healthy environment as well as creating a compelling customer experience that will encourage the public to return to public spaces and events.

Tom Fisher, director of the University of Minnesota Design Center

Jerry Hammer, general manager, Minnesota State Fair

Karli McElroy, senior director of placemaking, Rochester Downtown Alliance

Mike Nigbur, Park and Forestry Division Head, City of Rochester