Destination Medical Center Surpasses $1 billion in Private Investment

DMCC Board approves funding for downtown workforce housing project

(Rochester, Minn.) March 23, 2021 – The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors at a special meeting today approved a report documenting 2020 private investment in the DMC district of more than $144 million, which brings the cumulative total since 2013 to more than $1 billion in private investment for development in Rochester.

Google to Open First Office in Minnesota, Deepening Collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Google office in Rochester, Minn. will provide a physical space for the two companies to work side-by-side to transform patient care

Rochester, Minn. and Sunnyvale, Calif., February 18, 2021 — Google continues to invest in local communities across the country, and today the company is announcing its first office in Minnesota, in the city of Rochester. Google has long worked with businesses and organizations across the state, and the company’s new space—at Collider Coworking in the historic Conley-Maass-Downs building in downtown Rochester—will give it a physical home in Minnesota, as well as will serve its long-term strategic partnership with Mayo Clinic.

DMCC Board Recognizes Progress Despite the Pandemic

Endorses new marketing effort to attract remote workers

(Rochester, Minn.) February 3, 2021 – At its first board meeting of 2021, the Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board acknowledged continued progress and that 2020 was a ‘good year’ despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

DMCC Board members were presented with updates on DMC priorities, including Heart of the City, Discovery Square and transportation.

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.


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.