The draft of the MedTech Connect Plan is ready for public review. This study was motivated by the need to develop a conceptual framework that inventories and supports medical manufacturing activities in South Central Minnesota, as either formal or informal components of larger supply chains. It examines how and how well manufacturing and related industries leverage their geographic proximity to the medical manufacturing “hub” in the Twin Cities and innovations at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, both within approximately a 90- minute drive from Mankato, Minnesota.

Stakeholders are encouraged to review the document available by clicking the cover image on the right. The draft document can be downloaded and comments may be submitted directly to Region Nine through October 4, 2018. A hard copy of the draft can be made available upon request.

Questions and comments on the MedTech Connect Plan can be directed to Sam Smith by e-mail at