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Council to support Mayo expansion

Published 9:42pm Monday, May 6, 2013

The Austin City Council will draft a letter of support for Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center plans after representatives from an expansion citizens committee gave an overview of the plan to council members Monday night.

Though expansion officials said it’s uncertain how exactly a proposed $5.6 billion plan to expand Mayo facilities in Rochester would benefit Austin, they said the huge amount of growth outlined over the next 20 years would mean more opportunity in the region, more businesses could potentially start here, and thousands of new jobs in southern Minnesota.

“We’re going to see a ripple effect from Rochester to surrounding communities,” said Karen Trewin, Mayo Clinic spokeswoman.

—Look for the full version of this story in Tuesday’s print edition of the Austin Daily Herald.

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