The 2013 Legislative Session wrapped up just a few weeks ago and the DMC team is already getting started! We applaud the passage of the Destination Medical Center legislation and thank the bill authors, legislative leaders, Gov. Mark Dayton, and our city, county and community partners for their support for this major economic development initiative. Passage of the legislation is truly an historic moment for Mayo Clinic, the city, county and for the entire state of Minnesota.
The legislation passed as part of the state’s tax bill. It will help fund the public infrastructure required to keep pace with an estimated $5.6 billion private investment by Mayo Clinic and other private entities over the next 20 years aimed at securing Rochester’s and Minnesota’s position as a global medical destination.
So what’s next? There’s a lot on deck for the next three months. Mayo Clinic, State, City and County leadership will continue to work together to create the governance structure for DMC according to the terms of the legislation. This is expected to be completed within the next 60-90 days.
Once the governance structure is in place, DMC will engage the community in an information sharing and input process for consideration as the DMC initiative evolves. There will be many ways people will be able to participate. Watch for information on upcoming events and opportunities on this blog and through our DMC social media channels.
Thanks to all of you for your continued enthusiasm for DMC! Please continue to send us your ideas, questions and comments.
Lisa Clarke is the Mayo Clinic Administrator for the Destination Medical Center project.