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Key BEAM Metrics

The following is a sample of key community metrics. Please select category and click on data images to explore details.

2016 Rochester/Olmsted Compass Points
Economy
Demographics
Education
Disparity
Housing
Community Health
Workforce Development

2016 Rochester Olmsted Compass Points

Population Growth

Population Growth

Increasing Diversity

Increasing Diversity

Aging Population

Aging Population

Housing Pressure

Housing Pressure

Labor Shortage

Labor Shortage

Transportation Cost

Transportation Cost

2016 Rochester/Olmsted Compass Points

Economic data courtesy of Minnesota Compass For more Beam economy metrics, please visit => Economic/DMC metrics dasboard

GDP Comparisons

GDP Comparisons

Real per capital GDP

Real per capital GDP

% Change in Jobs (Southern, MN, US)

% Change in Jobs (Southern, MN, US)

% Change in Jobs All Regions

% Change in Jobs All Regions

Median Household Income

Median Household Income

% Individuals below poverty line

% Individuals below poverty line

% Change in jobs by SEMN Cities

% Change in jobs by SEMN Cities

Economic data courtesy of Minnesota Compass For more Beam economy metrics, please visit => Economic/DMC metrics dasboard

Demographics Graphics courtesy of MN Compass

Statewide Population Change Forecast

Statewide Population Change Forecast

Population Change Forecast

Population Change Forecast

MN Population Change by Decade (Southern)

MN Population Change by Decade (Southern)

SE % of Persons of Color

SE % of Persons of Color

SE Persons of Color (number)

SE Persons of Color (number)

Population Change by Race

Population Change by Race

Population by Racial/Ethnic Group

Population by Racial/Ethnic Group

Demographics Graphics courtesy of MN Compass

Education Data/Graphics courtesy of MN Compass  and MN Education Report Card. For more Beam education metrics, please visit => Education Focus dashboard

3rd Grade Reading By Region (2017)

3rd Grade Reading By Region (2017)

3rd Grade Reading By Region Trend

3rd Grade Reading By Region Trend

8th Grade Math By Region

8th Grade Math By Region

8th Grade Achieving Math Std

8th Grade Achieving Math Std

High School Graduation

High School Graduation

RPS HS Graduation 2017

RPS HS Graduation 2017

RPS HS Graduation Trend

RPS HS Graduation Trend

SE HS 2017 Grad in 4 Yrs

SE HS 2017 Grad in 4 Yrs

 

Education Data/Graphics courtesy of MN Compass  and MN Education Report Card. For more Beam education metrics, please visit => Education Focus dashboard

 

 

Disparity Data/Graphics courtesy of MN Compass For more Beam education metrics, please visit => Disparity Focus dashboard

3rd Grade Reading By Ethnic Group

3rd Grade Reading By Ethnic Group

8th Grade Math By Race/Ethnic Group

8th Grade Math By Race/Ethnic Group

High School Graduation by Race

High School Graduation by Race

RPS 2017 HS Graduation Disparity

RPS 2017 HS Graduation Disparity

Disparity Data/Graphics courtesy of MN Compass For more Beam education metrics, please visit => Disparity Focus dashboard

 

 

Housing Data courtesy of MN Compass For more Beam housing metrics, please visit => Housing Beam Focus

Cost Burden Profile

Cost Burden Profile

Renter

Renter

Owner

Owner

Housing Data courtesy of MN Compass For more Beam housing metrics, please visit => Housing Beam Focus

Community Health Data From CHNA For more Beam health metrics, please visit => Health Focus

CHNA Top 5 (2016)

CHNA Top 5 (2016)

Mortality/Morbidity

Mortality/Morbidity

Health Behaviors

Health Behaviors

Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Social and Economic

Social and Economic

Physical Environment

Physical Environment

Community Health Data From CHNA For more Beam health metrics, please visit => Health Focus

Workforce Data From MN Compass For more Beam workforce metrics, please visit => Work Force Development Focus

Proporation of Adults (16-64) Working

Proporation of Adults (16-64) Working

College Graduation Rate

College Graduation Rate

% with College Degree

% with College Degree

SE MN Job Vacancies

SE MN Job Vacancies

Workforce Data From MN Compass For more Beam workforce metrics, please visit => Work Force Development Focus

The following is a sample of anchor initiatives in Rochester/Olmsted County:

DMC Plan/Status

Status/News

May 27, 2018 openBeam.net: Three DMC Proposals

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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April 04, 2018 PB: DMC: Days of Discovery

PB special reporting on DMC status.

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November 04, 2017 PB: DMCC approves $22M in capitral improvement projects for 2018

While the DMC EDA budget will rise from $3.5 million this year to more than $3.7 million next year, the city will contribute $122,000 less and Mayo Clinic's contribution will increase by $337,000.

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July 19, 2017 DMCC: DMC $200M Goal Reached and state money to start flowing

Having reached the local investmen of $200M, the city will receive $2.75 for each $100 spent beyond the $200 million.

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February 02, 2017 PB: Rochester DMC District Design Guidelines

The DMC Design Guidelines incorporated decades' worth of planning documents created by the city of Rochester and aligned those priorities and standards with the DMC Development Plan.

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December 25, 2016 DMC EDA: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan December 2016 Status

In addition to the December 2016 status report, DMC EDA shows a useful diagram that positions the relationships of various studies going on within Rochester.

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Journey to Growth

Archive Description

A strategy to address the challenges and opportunities necessary to grow the Rochester region's economy. Create a regional brand and communications platform Create Leadership Teams to oversee development of the Rochester Area's target business sectors Formalize a best-practice startup acceleration program at the May Clinic Business Accelerator Develop a comprehensive graduate-retention program Identify, enhance and promote capital-formation resources Conduct a regional workforce gap Form a coalition to create a regional talent retention and attraction campaign Pursue regional transit service for high-volume weekday commuting periods etc ...

Strategies (How)

  • Leverage community partners to work on the three broad themes:
    1. Expand/diversity the regional economy
    2. Optimize the regional talent base
    3. Become a cohesive, connected region
  • Top-level Volunteer Governance
  • Coordinating entities
  • Form committees

Results (Work Products)

Results

  • An expanded and a diversified regional economy
  • A talented work force with skills that match the needs of the social, economic engine.
  • A cohesive and connected region

 

Indicators (How do we know we are achieving the results?)

Indicators

  • Population growth
  • Per Capital Income trending
  • Poverty Rate
  • Unemployment Rate
  • High School Graduation Rate
  • Percentage of Healthcare Employment
  • % Self-employed
  • Pre-school Student Enrollment
  • % of Adults with a BA Degrees or Higher
  • % Population Ages 25 to 34
  • Net Migration
  • Patents Per Capital (per 100 employees)

Status/News

October 13, 2015 Bluff County Group: Journey to Growth October 2015 Meeting at Chatfield

More than 100 representatives from area cities and economic development organizations participated in the discussion about how J2G can accomplish its mission of diversifying the workforce and promoting towns surrounding Rochester as the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative, a medical tourism venture, attempts to draw people to visit, work and live in Rochester. J2G is a five-year regional economic growth strategy developed by Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI) and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce in which the cities of Chatfield and Spring Valley, among others, are partners.

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DMC Transportation

Plan Description

While there are several different plans being proposed, there is a need to interconnect all those piece parts to integrate them into the transportation framework of the DMC transportation vision.

Strategies (How)

While there are several different plans being proposed, there is a need to interconnect all those piece parts to integrate them into the transportation framework of the DMC transportation vision:  primary function of this Transportation Plan is to provide investment guidance for DMC transit and transportation infrastructure funding.

This recognizes the need for enhanced workforce access and quality transportation options to grow a competitive, diverse, and sustainable economic center in Rochester. The transportation element of the DMC Development Plan serves as a guiding investment strategy based on sound market analysis and full integration with the 20-year DMC development program. It guides investment of DMC dollars directed to transit and transportation projects, including $116 million in State Transit Aid (approximately $47 million of which will come from Olmsted County), and public infrastructure funding to support other transportation related improvements such as streets and parking structure.

The strategy has been established to leverage DMC funding with City/County Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funding, projects identified in the sales tax extension (approved in 2013), current and future State (MDOT)

Results (Work Products)

  1. Efficient, convenient and accessible transportation systems that provides favorable cost structure commuters, employers and the public sector
  2. More marketable downtown properties
  3. More efficient and effective use of existing and future parking supplies
  4. Better efficiencies in the use of land and reduced parking development costs (for both private and public sectors)
  5. Greater transit ridership
  6. Reduced traffic congestion
  7. A strong partnership between the public sector, Mayo Clinic and the downtown business community
  8. Measurable success based on consensus targets for access and growth

Indicators (How do we know we are achieving the results?)

  1. Organization that effectively supports and advocates the long-term economic vitality and livability of the downtown
  2. Downtown parking to support economic development goals
  3. Increased percentage of downtown employees commuting by transit from 10% (2008) to 23-30% by 2035
  4. Increased number and percentage of commuter bike trips to downtown Rochester from an existing bike/walk mode split of 7% (2008) to 13% by 2035
  5. Increased percentage of downtown employees commuting by carpool/vanpools to downtown Rochester from 12% (2008) to 14% (2035)
  6. Increased employee awareness of the Rochester Access Management Authority and alternative mode transportation options
  7. System-wide partnerships to support parking and TDM efforts/mission

Status/News

June 30, 2018 DMC: DMC Transportation Plan

Status reports and documentations presented to DMCC.

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June 24, 2016 openBEAM.net: SRF Status Reports on DMC Transportation and questions about MWO supply chain

A number of DMC Transportation RFP questions were brought up by Susan Park Rani, DMC board member.

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May 29, 2016 openBEAM.net: DMCC Board raised concern about lack of transporation planning progress

Frustration was raised about the lack of transportation stake-in-the-ground at the May 26, 2016 DMC Board meeting. In project management 101 parlance, there is a lack of a work-break-down-structure of the overall DMC development plan.

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August 27, 2015 DMC EDA: Transportation: DMC Transportation Framework

DMCC has approved a funding $500,000 per year to contract a transit planner to spearhead transit studies

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Cradle to Career

Status/News

February 22, 2018 openBeam.net: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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August 24, 2017 openBEAM.net: Cradle to Career Second Newsletter (July 2017)

Second newsletter:  "Organizations involved in planning have committed additional resources to bring StriveTogether back on August 31 to help us complete our recommendations for a shared backbone structure to sustain this work across the community over time."

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June 12, 2017 C2C: Cradle to Career Newsletter

Welcome to the first Cradle to Career Newsletter Keeping you informed of the progress and status of our work. First a brief recap. The Cradle to Career Rotary committee convened in July,

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K-12 Education

Status/News

November 18, 2015 Post Bulletin: Rochester School board adjusts 3-year plan

2015-11-19 PB reports the following:

Three Year Operational Plan

... Rochester Public Schools likely will look at developing a 'care team' model next school year that would connect families with community resources.  The goal of the program would be to break down problems that affect a child's academic performance. "The model is based on recruiting the 'navigator-type' person, who's aware of all the services that might be needed by a family," said Amy Eich, director of community education.

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RPS Community Engagement

Status/News

June 19, 2018 RPS: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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September 11, 2017 openBEAM.net: September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team

September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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August 29, 2017 openBeam.net: RPS Implementing PBIS

"The district is at various points of implementing PBIS at each school, but having more consistency will better allow the district to evaluate efforts, including its latest employee training in ENVoY, a nonverbal communication technique to influence students in the classroom."

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August 24, 2017 openBEAM.net: August 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of 2016-2017 discipline data

August updating the 2017-06-27 RPS Board Study of discipline data with school breakdown. 

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August 21, 2017 RPS: US Department of Education, OCR Review of RPS Action Plan

June 19, 2017, Letter from US Department of Eduction, OCR Division to Superindtendent Muroz regarding its review of RPS's May 17, 2017 action plan submission.

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April 19, 2017 TBD: RPS School Board to enhance community improvement process

At 2017-04-19 RPS School Board Meeting the following decision was made to enhance the effectiveness of School Board's Community Engagement Committee and RPS's Community Focus Team: deploy a design team (steering committee) to co-facilitate going forward.

 

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February 07, 2017 openBEAM: How can the community find out about the status of the RPS Community Focus Team recommendations?

In August 2016, the Community Focus Team brought forward a set of recommendations. Questions from the community: What has happened since then and how do we get engaged?

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Affordable Housing

Status/News

December 24, 2017 PB: Coalition to advance housing framework

Rochester Area Foundation announced the creation of the Coalition
for Rochester Area Housing, a group of public and private sector organizations dedicated to affordable housing in the Rochester area.

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September 21, 2017 openBEAM.net: City Council Discussing Affordable Housing

City Council's Committee at Large discussed Affordable Housing andCouncilman Michael Wojcik's counter proposal. 

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March 30, 2017 openBEAM.net: 2016-2020 Housing Framework

"The 2016-2020 Housing Framework presents the tools and information needed so that community leaders and stakeholders throughout Olmsted County can make informed choices about how to meet the housing needs of Olmsted County’s residents."

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March 23, 2016 TBD: City shells out $1.5M for affordable housing

The city of Rochester on Monday backed two affordable housing projects — more than 200 total units — by providing $1.5 million in tax increment financing assistance to the developer.

 

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December 11, 2015 TBD: Major housing project coming?

Javon Bea's Oronoco Investments LLC has proposed a mixed-use development called Hunter Valley Estates at 55th Street and 18th Avenue Northwest. The project was discussed Wednesday at the city's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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June 25, 2015 PB: 2016-2020 Housing Framework (HRA Reorg)

Olmsted County entered a new era Tuesday in its efforts to curb an affordable housing crisis in the community.

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Community Health Improvement

Status/News

June 22, 2018 openBeam.net: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 18, 2018 CNG: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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May 10, 2018 openBeam.net: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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March 12, 2018 openBEAM.net: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 1Q 2018 and 3Q 2017 Status

March 2018 Status; September News 2017 (Including September meeting agenda and June meeting minutes).

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December 12, 2016 openBEAM.net: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 4Q2016 Status

Last Thursday's Community Health meeting revealed the latest status of Community Health progress and strategy.

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June 18, 2016 openBEAM.net: Results from the June 9 Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) Prioritization Process and June 30 Public CHNA Community Prioritization Session

Thank you to those who participated in the June 9 prioritization process.  Attachment 1 are the results from this session.  The slide shows: a) the top 5 issues from the 12 organizations voting (left part of slide), b) the top issues voted by all the individuals attending the June 9 session (n=18) (top right), and c) suggested indicators to add to future CHNAs.  The results from this session will be combined with approximately 10 more prioritization sessions including a public session on June 30 (see below).

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City Comprehensive Plan

Available Description

Rochester is a growing community and that growth is anticipated to continue. Growth and change presents both opportunities and challenges. Long-range planning is needed to position the City to address its long-term needs; to be resilient; to support changing demographics; and to address housing demand, multi-modal transportation needs, growth in jobs and visitors, and more; while working with finite resources. Rochester’s long-range planning effort, referred to as “Planning to Succeed” or P2S, will update the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Status/News

September 10, 2017 TBD: Planning 2 Succeed: Rochester 2040 Comprehensive Plan

P2S updates to be presented to CNG in September CNG meeting. 

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August 25, 2016 openBEAM.net: Highlight of Stantec's Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department Strategic Plan Assessment and Recommendations

Steantec Consulting Services retained by Olmsted County completed an assessment of the Rochester-Olmsted County Department (ROPD) just published a set of game-changing recommendations.  Among other observersations is "If ever there was a Comprehensieve Plan that should be designed to be a living doucment, it is the ROPD Comprehensive Plan (6.7) of assment document."

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April 26, 2016 CNG: Planning 2 Succeed and Health/Wellness

At CNG 4/28 Meeting, area social agencies and citizens will get a briefing on the status of P2S.

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December 05, 2015 ROCOG: December 2015 Planning to Succeed Workshops and updates

A series of workshops are being held in December to interlock with various community groups and the public on status of P2S. 

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Livable City Status/News

DMC Transportation Plan (June 30, 2018)

Status reports and documentations presented to DMCC.

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Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center) (June 29, 2018)

June status same as March Status except completion date is now set for 1/31/2019.

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement (June 22, 2018)

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Presentation to CNG (June 22, 2018)

Complete Count 2020 representatives conducted a community briefing at 2018-06-21 CNG meeting on the importance and logistics of Olmsted County social and public agencies build out a network of helpers to ensure a complete count in 2020.

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2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information (June 19, 2018)

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement (June 18, 2018)

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge (June 15, 2018)

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program (June 01, 2018)

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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Three DMC Proposals (May 27, 2018)

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community (May 24, 2018)

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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Rochester Area News

DMC Transportation Plan (June 30, 2018)

Status reports and documentations presented to DMCC.

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Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center) (June 29, 2018)

June status same as March Status except completion date is now set for 1/31/2019.

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement (June 22, 2018)

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Presentation to CNG (June 22, 2018)

Complete Count 2020 representatives conducted a community briefing at 2018-06-21 CNG meeting on the importance and logistics of Olmsted County social and public agencies build out a network of helpers to ensure a complete count in 2020.

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2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information (June 19, 2018)

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement (June 18, 2018)

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge (June 15, 2018)

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program (June 01, 2018)

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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Three DMC Proposals (May 27, 2018)

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community (May 24, 2018)

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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