Post-Bulletin: Mayo casts wide net with Discovery Square plan

Mayo Clinic recently leveraged an international bio science conference in California to announce the Discovery Square development that will double its research footprint in downtown Rochester.

That venue was selected over a hometown press conference in hopes of making a splash with the media horde and the 14,000 attendees, which included 75 heavy hitters from the bio science industry who got exclusive invitations to attend Mayo Clinic’s special event on June 7.

It’s too early to determine whether that very public effort will pay off by attracting sought-after national and international health care businesses, researchers and inventors, but the unveiling of the first tangible step of the ambitious $6 billion Destination Medical Center project has already drawn effusive praise.