DMC, City of Rochester and Winona State University partner to offer training on inclusive workforce participation planning

Free Online Workshop is January 20, 2021

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) and the City of Rochester are partnering with Winona State University Adult & Continuing Education to offer Inclusive Workforce Practices: Why You Need a Workforce Participation Plan, a free online workshop on January 20, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This workshop is for CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, managers, recruiters, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) / Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) /Affirmative Action (AA) officers, and other human resource generalists and specialists across multiple sectors who want to learn how to make workforce diversity support organizational success.

Sybil L. Dunlop, a national thought leader on DEI issues will be facilitating the workshop. Dunlop helped found Greene Espel’s Diversity & Inclusion practice which helps workplaces design and implement DEI programs to meet organizational goals, and she has spoken on this topic to more than 100 audiences across the nation.

New leader kicks off next phase of Destination Medical Center Initiative

Patrick Seeb
Patrick Seeb, DMC EDA Executive Director

(Rochester, Minn.) January 4, 2021 – The largest public-private economic development partnership in Minnesota history marks a significant milestone today, when Patrick Seeb officially steps into the role of executive director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA), following the retirement of Lisa Clarke.

Seeb is a veteran of economic development. Before taking the DMC helm, he served as the organization’s senior director of economic development and placemaking.

Destination Medical Center Launches Urban Evolution Podcast

The team behind Minnesota’s largest economic development effort has launched a podcast that explores how creativity and innovation can transform communities.

Urban Evolution is produced by Destination Medical Center (DMC) Economic Development Agency, the public-private partnership driving a 20-year, $5.6 billion initiative to increase development around Mayo Clinic in ways that improve all aspects of life in and around the city of Rochester, Minnesota. The podcast’s goal is to showcase the investment and innovation in Rochester and become a source for national thought leadership around economic development.

Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Approves Next Phase of Development

The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors today approved a 5-year update to the DMC Development Plan, which was adopted in 2015 and provides a framework for implementing the mission of the DMCC to transform Rochester, Minnesota as a global destination for health and wellness.

The purpose of the 5-year update, which is required by state statute, is to tailor economic development strategies to market conditions​, to account for how DMC catalyzed for economic growth from 2015-2019​ and to gather community input.

LISA CLARKE, DESTINATION MEDICAL CENTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TO RETIRE

Clarke has led the initiative to transform Rochester, Minn., into a global destination for health and wellness since its inception

Lisa Clarke, executive director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA), today announced that she has made the decision to retire, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Since 2014, Clarke has led Minnesota’s largest public-private economic development partnership in its mission to transform the city of Rochester, Minn., into a global destination for health and wellness and a key economic development asset for Minnesota. Patrick Seeb, DMC director, economic development and placemaking, has been appointed by the DMC EDA Board to succeed Clarke.

Destination Medical Center Corporation Board Applauds Five-Year Results

Development Plan update provides a look back, forward and COVID-19 Impact

During the Thursday, August 27, 2020 Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board meeting, board members applauded progress achieved during the first five years of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative. The Board previewed a required update to the 2015 DMC Development Plan, which documented progress in key metrics that exceeded first phase (2015 – 2019) goals in areas including private investment, jobs and tax revenue.

Welcome Back 2nd Street

Major Connection to Downtown Rochester Reopens

Destination Medical Center (DMC) and the City of Rochester are pleased to announce the reopening of 2nd Street, a major roadway through downtown Rochester. The reopening allows for easier access to the downtown core and to shopping, dining, entertainment and jobs.

The on schedule sanitary and storm sewer project improved the existing infrastructure and created additional capacity to support planned development in the DMC District and southeast Rochester.

Rochester City Council approves next phase of design for Discovery Walk in downtown Rochester

The Rochester City Council has approved plans to move forward with design development, engineering work and construction bidding for Destination Medical Center’s (DMC) Discovery Walk, a five-block linear parkway along 2nd Avenue SW in downtown Rochester that will serve pedestrians as well as vehicle access.  The design process is led by Coen+Partners.