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SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved funding for three projects through its $100,000 One Big Thing Grant and Regional Community Growth Initiative (CGI). Thirty communities surrounding the Rochester area have collaborated through SMIF's 2014 One Big Thing Grant to participate in the Regional CGI. The CGI was developed to bring together community leaders in southeastern Minnesota to position themselves for future growth in response to the City of Rochester's implementation of Destination Medical Center and Journey to Growth led by Rochester Area Economic Development Inc.

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Beam Project Type: Project Phase: Plan
Detailed Description

The projects chosen for funding include:
- A Regional Marketing Campaign will review existing marketing efforts, then facilitate a series of discussions with regional stakeholders in order to better leverage and expand upon existing marketing efforts with the intention of developing and implementing a regional marketing strategy which will lead to increased economic activity. This project is led by Chris Giesen and was approved for $20,000 of grant funding.

- SE MN Together project will align and coordinate workforce solutions that address the labor shortage in southeastern Minnesota through creating a collaborative environment and forming a coalition to work with the businesses in our region to develop, stabilize and grow the regional workforce. This project is led by Natalie Siderius and Sheila Kiscaden and will receive $80,000 of grant funding.

- Connect Trails Project intends to form a larger regional trail system by developing a master plan and seeking additional funding. The enhanced trail system will promote healthy living and active lifestyles for all ages, provide additional recreational activities, and increase tourism into communities connected to trail. This project is led by Chris and Ann Priebe and was approved for a $20,000 challenge grant.

"We are pleased to support these asset-based approaches to support these surrounding communities," says Tim Penny, President/CEO. "We're excited to see them use the opportunity of DMC to strengthen and grow regional collaborations."

Impacts

PlanScape: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

DMC:

Community Health:

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Confirmed Collaborators: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; Journey to Growth Partnership

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development

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January 17, 2018: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

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January 12, 2018: Winona State Rochester: Business, Leadership, and Education

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December 24, 2017: Rochester A City of Compassion Steering Committee 2017 Status Report

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December 12, 2017: November 2017 DMC Dashboard

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

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November 27, 2017: World's Best Workforce Plan goals not met

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November 06, 2017: Groundbreaking Building 1 Discovery Square

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

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October 16, 2017: In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/20
Created by support on 2015/10/24

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  • 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 Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam'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 relevancies 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. Cbeam 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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