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.
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.
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 Ready is an initiative to ensure a safe and resilient recovery for Rochester, Minnesota.
Rochester Ready partners are the City of Rochester, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, Experience Rochester, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted County and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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 Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) is hosting a week-long webinar series titled “Road to Recovery – Navigating the Path to Economic Recovery,” April 27 – May 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
Destination Medical Center (DMC) and the City of Rochester announced a new grant program to assist Rochester small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Keep It Local, COVID-19 Innovators Grant Program will reward businesses who are exemplifying innovation and collaboration by working together in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. The city is offering $50,000 in grant funds with DMC contributing $50,000 to businesses located in the DMC District.
(Rochester, MINN) March 26, 2020 – The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) today announced that it will reassess its workplan this year with a special focus to help support the community and regional economy through the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, the DMCC released the 2019 private investment figures for the Destination Medical Center (DMC) district which totaled $272 million, DMC’s highest single year of investment.
Approves Next Phase of Life Science and Technology Campus
The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board today approved $7.3 million in public infrastructure funding for Mortenson Development Inc’s construction of Discovery Square Two in the DMC Discovery Square subdistrict.
The $45 million project will be a five-story,124,000 square foot, LEED-certified medical office and lab building with outdoor space, connectivity to One Discovery Square, tenant and public programming and potential 5G connectivity. The building will support approximately 500 long-term jobs while its construction will create approximately 800 short-term jobs.