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DMCC board focuses on the future of the Med City


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Destination Medical Center Corporation board members met on Tuesday to officially begin the planning process of the largest economic development project in Minnesota history: Destination Medical Center. 

The forum opened with opinions from residents and business owners on how they envision transforming the Med City into a destination city in the next 20-years.  The DMCC Board elected former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Vice Chair of the board.

"It's really an honor to be on this committee and I have to say I think it's nice to know that you can still win an election and it's a really great opportunity to do something for my wife's hometown and a city that I love," said Rybak.

But the content of those plans are minimal at the moment and the board says it's ready to gain momentum.

"Our contracts took a little bit longer than most people thought," said Mayo Clinic's Lisa Clarke.  "I think behind the scenes we've been putting together a very solid governing structure...I'm very comfortable with the governing structure that was put in place."

The board is revisiting ways to integrate the community into this project as efficiently and promptly as possible.

"Right now we'll link the community input process with the planning process so that really won't change, we'll keep marching forward with that and engage the community right along with the planners," said Clarke.

The Economic Development Agency shared an updated timeline for the development plan schedule and the first public forum goal date is end of April.

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