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Next steps for DMC


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --  It's been rolled into the tax bill and now it's on its way to Governor Dayton.  With the Destination Medical Center proposal becoming a reality for Rochester the plans are beginning to move forward.

"Phenomenal accomplishment for this to occur in one legislative session," said Rochester City Council President Randy Staver.

From start to finish of the session it was City, County, Mayo, and State... all reaching a compromise in the end.

"Truly we came out with a very strong product," said DMC Administrator Lisa Clarke.

The plan comes with a fee to the public along side massive private investment.  "They're talking about an investment of nearly 6-billion dollars between mayo Clinic and other private industry," said Staver.

About $3.5 billion will come to Rochester over the next 20 years.  An extra $2.2-billion is expected with the support of the $585-million dollars of public funding.  $128-million from Rochester Olmsted County.

"The public dollars will support that private investment and support Rochester in terms of infrastructure costs," said Clarke.

Looking ahead, there are still question.

"I don't really know what some of the detailed plans are that Mayo Clinic might have in mind," said Staver.

"We'll sit around the table again and really figure out what is the best structure so that we can bring this DMC Bill forward and implement it with great success," said Clarke.

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