ROCHESTER, Minn. (June 23, 2016) – At today’s board meeting, the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Corporation Board of Directors discussed Mayo Clinic’s recent announcement of a major milestone for DMC’s Discovery Square; highlights from this year’s BIO International Convention; DMC urban design guidelines; and updates on DMC priorities, including Heart of the City and transportation.
“Mayo Clinic’s investment in Discovery Square is an exciting step for the City of Rochester. Discovery Square will propel the development of innovative ideas, products, and businesses in southeast Minnesota,” said Lt. Governor Tina Smith, DMC Corporation Board Chair. “We are well-positioned to make Rochester ‘America’s City for Health’ and the world’s premier destination for health and wellness.”
Mayo Clinic has officially launched its plan for Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square, an urban bioscience campus in Rochester where doctors, researchers, and scientists will come together to accelerate new advancements in medical research, technology, and patient care.
Mayo Clinic’s announcement that it is on the hunt for a strategic real estate development firm to build out Discovery Square is a major milestone for the Destination Medical Center’s (DMC) plan to enhance Rochester’s reputation as the world’s premier destination for health and wellness, and to create a robust entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem that encourages start-up companies.
The Destination Medical Center staff has set up shop in San Francisco this week at the 2016 BIO International Convention.
The annual gathering brings together innovative minds from all over the world, and with DMC’s focus on helping to grow bio-business in Minnesota, the conference is a perfect opportunity to spread the word about Rochester. It’s also the perfect place to highlight the exciting things happening in Discovery Square, the DMC sub-district slated to become an urban bio-research campus in downtown Rochester.
To learn about another exciting announcement related to DMC’s Discovery Square, tune into Mayo Clinic’s Facebook Live feed at 8:45 PM CST tonight!