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Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Medical Alley Association serves the individuals and organizations that comprise Minnesota's health industry by influencing policy, fostering connections and providing critical intelligence to improve the quality of health around the world.

Smiths Medical Ribbon Cutting - The Power of Partnerships

Smiths Medical Ribbon Cutting Event
The power of partnerships

When Smiths Medical, Minnesota’s fourth-largest medical device company, was ready to make the move to expand their global headquarters beyond their then Arden Hills home, a conversation happened between Smiths’ leadership and the Medical Alley Association leaders.  Through productive dialogue, learning more about needs and vision, we made the introduction to our economic development partners, Greater MSP.  From there, relationships were built with the state and the city of Plymouth, and the Smiths Medical expansion was underway! Fast-forward to Monday, May 23rd – Smiths Medical is officially situated in their new headquarters.

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Jeff McCaulley, President and CEO of Smiths Medical, opened the ribbon-cutting ceremony and graciously acknowledged all of the people investing in Minnesota’s medtech community and Smiths’ growth, including: Governor Dayton, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Representative Erik Paulsen, The Medical Alley Association, Greater MSP and the city government of Plymouth, all of whom were present to commemorate a great partnership effort and Smiths new headquarters. McCaulley noted that all the introductions were largely completed in one month and the project was underway!  It was an unprecedented experience.

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All the elected officials stressed the importance of the medical device industry to the prosperity of Minnesota.  Both Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Paulsen talked about the suspension of the medical device tax and complimented their bi-partisan work on achieving the suspension, while stressing the need for full repeal.  Everyone agreed that supporting efforts, such as the expansion of Smith’s Medical, ensures life-saving technologies continue to be delivered to the patients who need them most.  The power of partnerships delivers effective and meaningful outcomes every day in Medical Alley.

 

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