DMC Storyteller Video Series: “In the Middle of Medicine” with Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.

For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has cultivated a culture of collaboration in working to discover new medical innovations. Researchers and physician-scientists work side-by-side to turn knowledge into breakthrough therapies and critical advances in patient care. Access to the highest quality care sets Rochester apart. State-of-the-art medical facilities and the world’s brightest minds answer the unmet needs of patients to provide expert, whole-person care.

To help illustrate the many ways individuals are transforming Rochester, DMC has created a video series called “DMC Rochester, MN Storyteller Videos.” These snapshots of forward-thinking people and approaches showcase the opportunities that exist in Rochester as DMC sets in motion a new future for America’s City for Health.

Event: Learn more about Discovery Square: Phase One

You are invited to attend the Discovery Square: Phase One Community Open House and Project Presentation on Tuesday, July 18.

Jeremy Jacobs, Development Executive with Mortenson, says the open house will be the first opportunity for the developers and designers to engage the community about the work being accomplished for Phase 1 of Discovery Square.

“We recognize that what we are building will be part of the fabric of the community and the DMC District for decades to come,” Jacobs says. “We will share information about the philosophy, design, and what we hope to achieve, then gather feedback from attendees.”

Jacobs says the event will also present an opportunity to introduce the project team. “We want to let people get to know those of us working diligently behind-the-scenes on this project that will affect the entire community.”

Tuesday, July 18 | 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Bleu Duck Kitchen, 14 4th Street SW, Rochester

Presentation: 5:30 p.m. | Light appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments: 7:00 p.m.

Making Progress: Construction continues on downtown Hilton hotel

DMC leaders recently accompanied developers at Rochester’s Titan Development & Investments and Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors on a hardhat tour to take in the progress on the 19-story Hilton Hotel being built at the intersection of Broadway and Center Street in downtown Rochester.

The project is a public-private partnership and one of the first to receive DMC funding. Currently, there are up to 80 employees on-site daily and is expected to reach more than 250 per day as progress continues.

“It was great to see firsthand how far along the project has evolved,” says Lisa Clarke, DMC Economic Development Agency’s executive director, who took part in the tour. “Projects like this are important as DMC evolves.”

DMC Storyteller Video Series: “In the Middle of Investment” with Traci Downs

Private investment is critical to the balanced growth of a city’s economy and workforce, and a growing number of Americans are investing less in Wall Street and more in their local communities. Rochester is no different.

To help illustrate the many ways individuals are transforming Rochester, DMC has created a video series called “DMC Rochester, MN Storyteller Videos.” These snapshots of forward-thinking people and approaches showcase the opportunities that exist in Rochester as DMC sets in motion a new future for America’s City for Health.

In the Middle of Investment

Companies, non-profits, and individuals – local and global – have demonstrated confidence in the future of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative by investing in projects throughout the DMC District. In March, that investment resulted in DMC not only meeting but exceeding the $200 million threshold required to release state infrastructure dollars, with investments at that time totaling $297 million.

Traci Downs

Ride, roll, relax: The future City Loop

Improving options for year-round transportation is key to the DMC Development Plan.

From walking and biking in the summer to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter, people are looking for fun ways to get fit, stay healthy, and – as a bonus – leave their cars parked in the garage.

The future City Loop is an ideal way to safely connect residents, employees, visitors, patients, and companions to places and spaces throughout the DMC District all year long.

DMC Storyteller Video Series: “In the Middle of Innovation” with Heidi Nelson, M.D.

Transformation occurs when people step away from old ways of thinking and take new, more effective approaches to growing and enhancing the places they live.

DMC has collected a handful of stories about individuals who are transforming Rochester in the new “DMC Rochester, MN Storyteller Videos.” These snapshots of forward-thinking people and approaches showcase the opportunities that exist in Rochester as DMC sets in motion a new future for America’s City for Health.

In the Middle of Innovation

Rochester is leading the world in life-changing discoveries.

Discovery Square is a first-of-its-kind urban research campus, fostering innovation in the life science industry. It serves as a groundbreaking, mixed-use neighborhood for entrepreneurs, researchers, startups, and established businesses.

BIO 2017: Raising awareness of DMC and Discovery Square in San Diego and beyond

There are few better places to connect with the top people in biotechnology than at BIO 2017.

The BIO International Convention (BIO) drew more than 16,000 of the biotech industry’s brightest from a wide spectrum of life science and application areas – including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, and cell therapy – for a week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and identify promising partnerships.

Be a part of the Heart of the City at the Community Workshop_02

There are six unique sub-districts being developed as part of the DMC initiative, including the much-anticipated Heart of the City.

Flanked by Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota-Rochester, this sub-district will serve as the true heart and soul of the city: a thriving, walkable oasis that pairs inviting, open spaces with health, retail, hospitality, and leisure.

On Tuesday, June 27, you can be a part of the future of this critical sub-district.

Introducing: The DMC Rochester, MN Storyteller Videos

Rochester is its own special place. It spawned the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, home to those leading the way in life science discoveries and health care innovations. It’s the place people go to get better. Where developers are building an epicenter fueled by economic boom and dramatic growth. Where entrepreneur comes to find their place and discover the next big thing. Destination Medical Center puts Rochester in the middle of it all.

Transportation planning key to strategic growth

Smart growth means anticipating what lies ahead, and that’s exactly what local leaders did at the recent DMC Transportation Work Session.

Members of the DMC Corporation Board of Directors, the DMC Economic Development Agency (EDA) Board of Directors, the Rochester City Council, and the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners came together with nearly 40 community members for a highly-engaged exchange of information about the future of transportation for Rochester.