Destination Medical Center joined more than three-dozen local and regional businesses and government agencies last month for a public symposium connecting small businesses, including women, veteran and minority-owned enterprises, with hiring contractors in the region and state.
Support for business and workforce diversity is codified in the DMC Development Plan and has backing from the DMC Corporation Board of Directors, the City of Rochester and the DMC Economic Development Agency.
Rob Miller, president of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, called the conference “an important first step in better diversifying the southeast Minnesota economy and in furthering the Chamber’s Supplier Diversity Initiative.”
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The event was organized by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and was sponsored by Mayo Clinic, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Custom Alarm and MLT Group Creative Solutions.
The event ended with a networking session exhibitors and suppliers. Examples of participating organizations include Mayo Clinic, Hormel, Fastenal, Viracon, the Chamber of Commerce, the Council on Black Minnesotans, Women’s Business Development Center–Minnesota, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, DMC, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, North Central Minority Supplier Development Council.