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201 4th Street SE
Room 266
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2000
Fax: 507-328-2727

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Women and Minority Business Enterprises and Work Force Participation

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MEDIA RELEASE: Comments are now being accepted on updated City of Rochester Destination Medical Center (DMC) Targeted Business Utilization Plan. Read the Targeted Business Utilization Plan Media Release for more details. Comments on proposed goals for workforce participation and targeted business for DMC projects will be accepted through May 31, 2020 by contacting Jorrie Johnson at or 507-328-2016.


Destination Medical Center (DMC) legislation includes provisions for infrastructure projects (construction projects) completed using DMC funding. Funded by the DMC, these provisions provide opportunities for women-owned and minority-owned businesses, and women and minority employees.  

The City adopted a Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan in 2015 to meet the statutory requirements of the DMC legislation. 

The City recognizes three certifications for Targeted Businesses:

  • CERT – Central Certification Program administered by the City of St Paul. Information on how to become certified through CERT is available on the City of St. Paul's Central (CERT) Certification Program webpage
  • MnUCP – Minnesota Unified Certification Program developed and maintained by the City of Minneapolis, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the Met Council, and the MnDOT.  Information on how to become certified through MnUCP is available on the MNUCP webpage

  • TG/ED - Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Program administered by the Materials Management Division of the Minnesota Department of Administration. Information on how to become certified through the Materials Management Division of the Minnesota Department of Administration can be found by on the  Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged/Veteran-Owned (TG/ED/VO) Small Business Procurement Program webpage.


  • Targeted Business Contracts:
    • 4% of the total value for each construction project. 
  • Workforce Participation:
    • 4% for minority. 
    • 6% for women.