Sen. Bakk statement on Mayo Clinic Announcement

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton joined Mayo Clinic president and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy and other Rochester-area leaders at the State Capitol this afternoon to announce plans to for a “destination medical center” initiative. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk released the following statement:

“Mayo is recognized around the globe as a leader in healthcare and we’re proud that they call Minnesota home. They are already our state’s largest private employer and today the Mayo Clinic announced plans to invest billions of private dollars to stay competitive, grow jobs and spur economic development right here in Minnesota. The state needs to be a partner in ensuring that Mayo and the Rochester region achieves that shared goal.

This is clearly is a big project that will require bi-partisan participation in the legislature and significant involvement from city and county partners from the start. Working together with Mayo, I’m optimistic that this group will be able to arrive at a solution to position the Mayo Clinic among the top destination medical centers in the world for decades to come.”


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Tom Bakk is the Senate DFL Leader and represents District 3, which includes portions of Cook, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties in the northeastern part of Minnesota.

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