Interested in how Destination Medical Center measured up to the goals that were set for the first five years of the Development Plan? Curious about what projects are planned for the next five years and what considerations are guiding decisions on future investments? In this webinar recorded on Friday, October 9, 2020, Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency staff talk about the journey, what’s ahead and how the community benefits.
How can Rochester imagine new ways to think about and visualize land use, urban design and economics? Urban3, an urban planning consulting firm, analyzed the public return on investment in the DMC District during Phase 1 (2015-2019) as part of the Five-Year update to the Destination Medical Center (DMC) Development Plan.
In this webinar on October 7, 2020, Joe Minicozzi, founder of Urban3, provides an overview of the results, how they compare to other locations nationwide, and how Rochester can visualize market dynamics created by tax and land use policies.
Moves forward with transportation planning
The Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board of Directors at its May 28, 2020 meeting approved $250,000 in financial resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support businesses reopening and recovery and new innovations that will enhance and grow Rochester’s economy and help small businesses. DMC will prioritize immediate investments that could be in support of long-term public infrastructure in the Destination Medical Center (DMC) district.
The Business Pivot, a blog series from Destination Medical Center (DMC), features local small businesses that are pivoting not just to survive, but to thrive in the current economic environment. These businesses are helping Southeast Minnesota continue to access products and services while also making a difference in the community.
Destination Medical Center (DMC) and the City of Rochester announced the distribution of $100,000 in funding to 55 Rochester businesses through the Keep It Local, COVID-19 Innovators Grant Program. The grant program assists small businesses that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are working with other small business to respond to those challenges.
Destination Medical Center hosted six webinars focused on the road to recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. National, regional and local leaders from a variety of industries shared examples and ideas of how key sectors of our economy can begin to reopen safely and effectively.
Destination Medical Center is shifting important conversations to an online platform in a new webinar series. The DMC Webinar Series will highlight current community and state topics and invite local experts to provide insight. The first webinar, in partnership with Rochester Area Builders, Inc., is Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and will focus on construction safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation will include representatives from Mayo Clinic, Benike Construction, Kraus-Anderson, Mortenson, and Olmsted County Public Health.
Our community faces extraordinary challenges as the coronavirus pandemic upends the health and lives of residents, businesses and community. We at Destination Medical Center (DMC) are aware of devastating hardships, especially from our city’s small businesses. However, we have only to look up at the Plummer Building aglow in blue lights at night to be reminded of the message it conveys: we are in this together.
Chris Blade has been with the Post Bulletin for 20 years. She served as General Manager for 7 ½ years before being named publisher in June of 2019 when Forum Communications purchased the newspaper. The Post Bulletin is working to become a “next-generation” multimedia company developing and delivering content, technology and business services to the communities it serves. With over 500,000 visitors to postbulletin.com each month, the publication is also focusing on bringing content and advertising online. It’s also adding a meteorology team, and a weather app due to launch this spring.
Destination Medical Center (DMC) is proving to be a magnet for private investment from across the country. In the case of seven DMC-supported projects, capital has come from Minnesota, California, Utah, Nebraska, Illinois, Florida and Massachusetts.
“One of our jobs is to drive investment and talent to Rochester and the state of Minnesota,” said Lisa Clarke, DMC Economic Development Agency executive director. “This shows that it is actually happening. We want people to invest here and stay here in Minnesota.”