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Journey to Growth Plan

Beam Project Type: Planning Programming Project in Develop Phase

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 ...

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Detailed Description


 

Updates

2014-12-20

 

 

 

Misc Info

Link to Plan (secured)

Key Points:

  • 501C3 formation to drive execution of the plan
  • Staffing of agency

 

Key Initiatives Include:

  • 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 ...

 

Strategy
  • 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

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Business Process ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Education ; Governance/Public Policy ; Workforce Development ; Vision/Identity

Level 2: Education ; Adult Education ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Diversification ; STEM ; Vision/Identity ; Workforce Development

DMC: Livable City ; Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Arts & Culture ; Commercial Research & Technology ; Health & Wellness ; Learning Environment

Community Health:

Results

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 (What are some of the signs that progress is being made?)

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)

Metrics (What are actually being measured by the project?)

Performance Measures:

Theme 1: Expand and Diversify the Region Economy

  • Number of unique RAEDI website visitors (monthly)
  • Number of RAEDI followers on Twitter
  • Website click-throughs received from LinkedIn
  • Site consultant hosting event attendance
  • Total employment from relocations/Total employment from expansions
  • Number of national Startup Conference attendees
  • Student enrolled in K-20 entrepreneurial programs

Theme 2: Optimize the Regional Talent Base

  • Number of students participating in internship/job-shadowing programs
  • Number of Mentorship Programs Formalized

Theme 3: Becoming a Cohesive Connected Region

  • Regional Compact for Southeaster Minnesota signatories
  • Number of attendees to Southeastern MN Regional Summit
  • Percent of regional business served by Broadband

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity

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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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 17, 2018: Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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November 02, 2018: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity

openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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October 04, 2018: 6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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October 02, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Announcing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Forum November 13, 2018 and info on prior webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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September 27, 2018: Indian Health Service Career Positions

Indian health programs are seeking health care professionals who are passionate about practicing within a unique, interdisciplinary team-based environment and one that embraces its mission.

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September 19, 2018: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

September 2018 DMCC Board Meeting, YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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September 18, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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Last modified by allnode on 2018/09/19
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Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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