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Register Now for Destination Medical Center Summit 2021

Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) is again partnering with Minnesota Real Estate Journal to bring you Destination Medical Center Summit 2021 - DMC Retail Strategy, a real estate summit on December 1st. Join us at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments and networking opportunities. The summit will run from 9 am - noon at the Hilton Rochester Mayo, 10 East Center Street. AGENDA 9:00 – Welcome Patrick Seeb, Executive Director, Destination Medical Center EDA • Making the Case for a DMC Retail Strategy 9:10 – Panel Discussion – DMC Retail Strategy Chris Schad, Director of Business Development, Destination Medical Center EDA Elizabeth McLay, Founder, McLay Consulting Mike Busch, Vice President Brokerage Services, Paramark Real Estate Services
  • Review of 2022 DMC workplan focused on executing a retail strategy
  • Highlights of downtown residential study
  • What retail gaps have been identified by what audiences
  • Preview of marketing collateral to recruit new retail
9:45 Post Pandemic City Tom Fisher, Director, Minnesota Design Center, University of Minnesota
  • What is the direction of future retail
  • Reactivation vs repurposing of real estate
  • Helping support the local retailer’s experience
  • Parking, Traffic, and Infrastructure
  • Types of Retail that will thrive
  • Meeting tenant needs
11:00 – Panel Discussion – Activating Inactive Space Holly Masek, Executive Director, Rochester Downtown Alliance Jesse Baerkahn, President and Founder, Graffito SP Katherine Darnstadt, Founder + Principal Architect, Latent Design Tiffany AlexandriaFounder, CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW
  • Retail Leasing
  • Why DMC is a great location for Retail
  • What types of retail are missing from DMC
This event will count as three hours of continuing education credits applied for with the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The cost is $99 to attend.  DMC EDA is the title sponsor of this event. We would like to thank Bronze Sponsors Premier Bank Rochester, Sun Control of Minnesota, and WSB & Associates for their support. About Destination Medical Center Destination Medical Center (DMC) is a 20-year, public-private partnership, and economic development initiative. The $5.6 billion plan is the largest in Minnesota’s history and one of the largest currently underway in the U.S. The partnership, which began in 2013, combines Mayo Clinic private development with that of other developers and investors, in addition to public infrastructure investment from the city of Rochester, Olmsted County, and the state of Minnesota.

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For all press inquiries, please contact:

Geno Palazzari
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[email protected] or 307.696.9088


DMC Development Plan

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DMC Development Plan Executive Summary

Don’t have time to read the 700 page document? This is a condensed 50 page document that highlights priorities for the first five years and DMC project approval criteria.

View/Download DMC Development Plan Executive summary – 62 pages, 23 MB (PDF) »

Comprehensive DMC Development Plan

DMC is guided by a comprehensive, 20-year development plan that serves as a strategic business plan and framework for implementation of the initiative.

View/Download Full DMC Development Plan – 694 pages, 113 MB (PDF) »

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Five-Year Update to the DMC Development Plan

Forward: Creating Rochester’s Future

In 2020, the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board and City of Rochester 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.

View the document here.


DMC Leadership

The Destination Medical Center Corporation serves as the governing board responsible for providing oversight and ensuring that planning and implementation of the DMC initiative supports the legislative intent and public purpose as defined in the statute.

The non-profit DMC Economic Development Agency (EDA) is a private economic development corporation authorized by the DMC statute to provide services to the DMC Corporation.

For more info, visit the DMC Leadership page.


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