A launch party was held at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery on the evening of Wednesday, October 10 for those interested in learning how we can accelerate the robust medical manufacturing community in South Central Minnesota.
Guest presenters, included senior leadership from Boston Scientific, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation President & CEO and six-term U.S. Congressman Tim Penny, and City of Waseca Mayor Roy Srp, who shared their perspectives on how to make the region more competitive.
To learn more about MedTech Connect and next-steps for the region, click here.
Region Nine, through funding provided by the federal Economic Development Administration, is leading the way in South Central Minnesota to establish collaboration among stakeholders in medical device manufacturing. MedTech Connect is part of two larger initiatives, Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership and the Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership. In 2015, the Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership was named as one of the 12 designees in the second round of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative. Led by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership is a multi-agency program designed to leverage economic development funds and accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies. Region Nine is expanding this designation to include the nine county region and further drive southern Minnesota to become a global leader in medical device manufacturing.