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Targeted Business, Workforce Participation and Prevailing Wage Strategies

To further increase participation rates of targeted businesses and workforce on DMC projects, four priorities have been identified that are outlined below. (1) Build capacity of Targeted Businesses located in Southeastern Minnesota (2) Assess gaps with existing subcontractors to determine market opportunity. (3) Recruit women and minorities from workforce to start their own companies. (4) Host workshops to educate entrepreneurs, provide consulting services for WMBVE certification process and assist with bid process to win contracts on DMC projects.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Develop Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Networking, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Workforce Development

Level 2: African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino, LGBT, Women, Veteran, Workforce Development

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:

Social Determinants


Collaborators

Contact: Jorrie Johnson ; Email: jjohnson@Rochestermn.gov ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN, DMC

Known/Likely Collaborators: Center for Business & Workforce Education (BWE) ; City of Rochester, MN ; Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) ; DMC EDA ; Diversity Council ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce ; Workforce Development Inc

Potential Collaborators: Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin American--Rochester ; Center for Business & Workforce Education (BWE) ; Collider Foundation ; Council For US-China Medical Technology Exchanges ; Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (CMAH) ; Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) ; Emerging Workforce Coalition ; Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis ; Global Home Health Care ; IMAA ; Latino Economic Development Center ; Performance Excellence Network (PEN Team) ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce ; SE Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) ; The Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs ; Workforce Development Inc


Related Projects

40 Below: Building the workforce of the future ; ConnectUP! ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Global Economic and Cultural Exchange (ECCEX) ; Housing Framework ; IncubatorEdu at RPS ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Leadership Greater Rochester (LGR) ; Mayo Supplier Diversity Program ; Rochester Economic Development Fund ; Rochester Works ; Supplier Diversity Initiative ; World's Best Workforce

 

 

Detailed Description

 

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Action Items

 1. Build capacity of Target Businesses located in Southeastern Minnesota

2. Evaluate the City of Rochester DMC Construction Workforce Participation 

3. Promote trade careers to under-employed, women, minorities and youth

4. Learn best practices for recruiting and training workforce

 


 

Plan Details

 

 


 

Letter to DMC Board

 

 


 

 

Targeted Group Data

 

 

Workforce Development Related Events => LINK


Project Status/News

June 17, 2020: Beam connecting TBE with community resources

Set up connections with Diversity Council's Community Mobilization Resources and allies

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Networking, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Workforce Development  

September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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September 20, 2020: Collider Foundation

Collider is Seeking Passionate Individuals for Three Contract Ecosystem Navigator Positions

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September 16, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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September 09, 2020: Connecting emmright with Collider

OpenBeam arranged a meeting between emmright and Collider. Good potential to collaborate especially in the Collider's Navigator program. 

 

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August 30, 2020: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota

Convening conversation on how our region can work together to be a welcoming region. 

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August 26, 2020: Help Needed - Diversity Council of Rochester

Diversity Council is looking for members to join its team: (1) Facilitators (2) Curriculum Development & Delivery Manager

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August 25, 2020: United Way Funding Opportunities— (1) Early Success (2) Build Back Better

United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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August 24, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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August 23, 2020: Youth & Whole Families August 2020 Status

 Triton Public School District partnership with Diversity Council on equity initiative for student success. 

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August 20, 2020: Parks & Recreation Department Seek Community Partners for Conservation Corp Program

The City of Rochester Parks and Recreation department is seeking community partners to assist with staffing for the Rochester Conservation Corps.   

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August 20, 2020: Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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August 14, 2020: Building Out Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium Update

 Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium Updates: Future Planning, Funding Opportunities, Shared Services/Resources

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Last modified by support on 2020/06/18
Created by support on 2017/02/01

 

 

 

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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.

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