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Journey to Growth Plan

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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Project Information

About the project

Impacts: 

Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity   Livable City, Arts & Culture, Technology, Health & Wellness, Education/Learning Environment  

Project Phase: 

Develop

Collaborators

Contact: Heather Holmes ; Email: info@j2gmn.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Journey to Growth Partnership

Collaborators: Albert Lea Economic Development Agency (ALEDA) ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; Journey to Growth Partnership ; Port Authority of Winona ; Red Wing Port Authority ; Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Related Projects

Create a regional brand and communication platform ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement ; Rochester Master Plan (2010) ; SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative ; We are More

 

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 ...

 

 

 

Status/News

April 04, 2019 TBD: Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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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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Related PlanScape Status

Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity  

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May 24, 2019: Mayo High School School Within a School (SWS)

Four Mayo SWS students and their teacher made a huge impression at Kiwanis Club of Rochester. 

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May 24, 2019: 2016-2020 Housing Framework (2Q2019)

More than $3 million in housing investment has been committed in the nearly 16 months since the Coalition for Rochester Area Housing was created with a $6 million goal.

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May 20, 2019: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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May 16, 2019: Race Exhibit Moved to Luther College

Great teamwork to have exhibit transported to Luther College. 

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May 08, 2019: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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April 28, 2019: Isaiah News

April/May Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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Last modified by allnode on 2019/03/31
Created by on 2014/07/12

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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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