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.
The first phase of Destination Medical Center’s Heart of the City public realm project is a renovation of Peace Plaza and surrounding areas. The new design will create active, engaging experiences for residents, visitors and patients in the heart of downtown Rochester.
The Business Pivot, a blog series from Destination Medical Center (DMC), features local small businesses that are pivoting not just to survive, but to thrive in the current economic environment. These businesses are helping Southeast Minnesota continue to access products and services while also making a difference in the community.
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.
Destination Medical Center hosted six webinars focused on the road to recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. National, regional and local leaders from a variety of industries shared examples and ideas of how key sectors of our economy can begin to reopen safely and effectively.
The Business Pivot, a blog series from Destination Medical Center (DMC), features local small businesses that are pivoting not just to survive but to thrive in the current economic environment. These businesses are helping Southeast Minnesota continue to access products and services while also making a difference in the community.
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