Friday, February 19, 2010

Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede and Chamber President John Wade Urge Rochester Citizens to Fill the Capitol on Feb. 24th at Rochester on Tour

Rochester area projects are in jeopardy. We need you at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Chamber’s Rochester on Tour at the Capitol event to save our projects from being on the chopping block. As a community, this is a chance to make a huge difference in the future of Rochester. Rochester is a driving economic engine in Minnesota, but all in the state do not recognize this.

Rochester’s bonding projects are in jeopardy of not happening! The Mayo Civic Center expansion project alone will have a huge impact on the regional and state economy. It is expected to create 1,200 jobs (400 construction jobs and 800 permanent jobs) and increase the Mayo Civic Center’s economic impact by $44 million per year.

These tourist dollars fill hotels and restaurants. Tourists shop in Rochester stores and keep our residents employed by bringing their business here. This, and other projects in the bill, is essential to Rochester’s economy. We need to make sure Rochester receives the tools to prosper economically and retain and grow jobs!

Rochester area bonding projects include:
  • Southern Rail Corridor
  • Mayo Civic Center Expansion
  • Classroom additions and renovations at RCTC
  • Co-location of Workforce Development Center at the RCTC Campus
  • Multipurpose Corridor Acquisition
  • Lake Zumbro Restoration
  • Rochester MnDOT facility upgrade
  • National Volleyball Center

Register today for Rochester on Tour. To register, click here or call 507-288-1122. We have extended the registration deadline to Noon on Monday, Feb. 22.

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