About 80 Rochester community members have helped design a framework for the process for developing the Destination Medical Center in Rochester.
The DMC is long-term, public-private economic development initiative to further establish Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic as a global medical destination.
From now through the beginning of February, eight groups, each representing a focus area will meet regularly and work to ensure that the community input process encompasses the community as a whole.
This marks the first phase in a comprehensive community input process approved by the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board last month.
Broad community input will begin in early February and will continue throughout the year to develop the multi-year Destination Medical Center plan, which is expected to be complete in late 2014 and approved by early 2015.