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A sub-site of dmcbeam.org, dashboard.dmcbeam.org wants to prove the "you get what you measure" principle by aggregating a sample of key metrics a healthy community should care about, how they are compared to other communities and how they are trending.

 

It also links these metrics to the "anchored projects/plans/programs" that are being funded in our area to track how well these projects are doing in contributing to the overarching community metrics.The site is another way to "beam" up transparency, accountability, responsiveness and process-centric attributes of a community-wide social system. To shine light on its effectiveness and force intentional collaboration.

 

Legend:
Official Metrics are reports that have been commissioned by well-known organizations and created by recognized data analytic groups such as Wilder Research.
Key Beam Metrics are those extracted by openBeam from trusted sources and selected subjectively by openBeam.
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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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

February 17, 2018 RPS: 2018 Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 2/6/2018 School Board Meeting the following was presented as a comparison of office referrals from first semester 2016-2017 and first semester 2017-2018 examining District, building, and student data.  Building Principals will also discuss behavior- related supports provided in their respective buildings.

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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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Community Health Improvement

Status/News

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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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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Livable City Status/News

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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Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting (May 17, 2018)

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council (May 10, 2018)

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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Rochester Area Volunteer Fair 2018 (May 09, 2018)

List of agencies participated in April 12, 2018 Community Volunteer Fair.

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CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points (May 08, 2018)

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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