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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) --   The DMCC Board is meeting all day Tuesday to discuss the possibilities for Destination Medical Center.

The DMCC board, the Economic Development Agency, and DMC planning committee began their day-long meeting just after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The day started off with different groups coming together to discuss the vision of Destination Medical Center in Rochester.

Members of the community, city and county staff as well as Mayo staff are encouraged to be a part of the meeting.

DMCC Board Chair Bill George said that showing people what Rochester has to offer is more effective than just simply telling them.

"We get to see everything and you see the potential," George said. "And you see a center like the Abraham center, it's the leading center in the United States for wellness. Mayo's created a whole big business around healthy living to bring people here when they're healthy not just when they're sick."

The joint meeting is meant to help the two groups learn about Rochester's demographics and economy, as well strategies for how to move forward.

The first Destination Medical Center public forum will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Mayo Civic Center Grand Ballroom. You'll get a chance to learn more about the decision makers, and how to stay connected to the planning process. There's also a question and answer session and public feedback is welcome.


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