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Medical Alley Leaders Build Economic Roadmap to Ensure Minnesota's Competitiveness

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Medical Alley Association, led by its Board of Directors and executives
from all sectors of the Medical Alley healthcare community, convened two
working groups to lead the development of a 10-year
strategy plan
for Minnesota to realize the vision of Medical
Alley being recognized as the global epicenter of health innovation and
care. Specifically, the two Working Groups focused on Minnesota
Competitiveness and Early Stage Ecosystem.

"Minnesota's place of leadership in the great history of healthcare
advancement is secure. The goal of our Board and community is to ensure
that Medical Alley continues to lead the transformation of healthcare
around the world," said Shaye Mandle, President & CEO, Medical Alley
Association. "We're excited to lay this foundation for the public and
private sectors to work together to deliver the next generation of
solutions and opportunities that define health innovation and care,"
Mandle said.

The Medical Alley Working Groups have delivered
a plan
with specific recommendations and actions to address
Minnesota's competitive status, lead the development of the ideal
early-stage ecosystem that can capitalize on the evolving health
marketplace and position the state for a sustainable leadership position.

"Minnesota has a rich tradition of growing transformational healthcare
companies and the talent to keep them innovating. Competing globally
requires our elected officials to enact policies that encourage
investment and growth, attract new talent, and properly prepares our
workforce for the jobs this growth will create," said Jeff Mirviss,
Senior VP and President, Peripheral Interventions for Boston Scientific,
and Co-Chair of the Minnesota State Competitiveness Working Group.

"Supporting startups and early-stage companies is critical to ensure
that Minnesota remains the global epicenter of health innovation and
care. This report puts forward solutions that require commitment and
leadership from the public and private sectors. We look forward to
working with our state's leaders on moving these forward," said Sheri
Dodd, VP & GM, Medtronic Care Management Solutions & Non-Intensive
Diabetes Therapies. Dodd also serves as the Co-Chair for the Early Stage
Ecosystem Working Group.

Additional details can be found inside the
plan
, or by contacting the Medical Alley Association.

About the Medical Alley Association
Founded in 1984, the
Medical Alley Association supports and advances the global leadership of
Medical Alley's healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the
world. MAA delivers the collective influence, intelligence and
interactions that support Medical Alley.

www.medicalalley.org

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