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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

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Journey to Growth Partnership

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

Known/Likely Collaborators: Albert Lea Economic Development Agency (ALEDA) ; Diversity Council ; 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 ; Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

Potential Collaborators: Community Networking Group (CNG)


Related Projects

Create a regional brand and communication platform ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) ; Rochester Master Plan (2010) ; SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative ; Update Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Index ; We are More


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Economic Development

PlanScape Impacts :

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

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

DMC Impacts:

Livable City, Arts & Culture, Technology, Health & Wellness, Education/Learning Environment

Community Health Impacts:


Project Phase

Archive  Phase

Project Type

Planning, Programming  

 

Detailed Description

 


 

Updates

2014-12-20

 

 

 

Misc Info

 

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 ...

 

 

Economic Development Related Event(s) => LINK


Key reports on: Journey to Growth Plan


  

General reports on: Journey to Growth Plan


April 04, 2019 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 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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Key Beam Reports on:

Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity  
September 13, 2022: DMC Information

July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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September 11, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

3Q2022: August, July messages and reports; 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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September 10, 2022: Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort

 Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information: 2021, 2022 programming information 

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September 09, 2022: Concept refinement

Expressed as Community Hall - Intercultural Space

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September 09, 2022: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

(1) DMC Announces First Recipients of Main Street Grant Funding 30 Businesses ($1.6M) ; (2) Launching of Main Street Grant 

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September 06, 2022: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Strengthens Relationship with Rochester Area Foundation

The Rochester Nonprofit Consortium (Consortium) has announced its intent to become a program of Rochester Area Foundation (RAF). 

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September 03, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 4

Vaccination empowers learning learning about health and wellness: Covid disproportionate health impacts to black community. 

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August 31, 2022: United Way of Olmsted County

Request for grants proposal: Health access, Early success

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August 27, 2022: Rochester, MN 2023 Budget Supplemental Budget

2022-08-22 City Council Study Session on 2023 Supplemental Budget

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August 19, 2022: Discovery Square Updates

A. August 2022 Mayo Clinic biomanufacturing lab announcement; B. Discovery Square Slides and Video Clips from February 2022 DMCC board meeting. Community comments. 

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August 17, 2022: Prosperity Initiative Information

(1) About the program and August 2022 recruting  (2) 2018-07-011 Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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August 10, 2022: Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(A) Aug 2022 status: Request for Proposals for Senior Housing Development;  (B) Dec, 2021 status: (1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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August 05, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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July 25, 2022: RISE for Youth 2022 Activities

A: Career Fairs;  B: 2022 Cohort: (1) Call to be a RISE for youth mentor; (2) Need Students to Apply - RISE for Youth Program -March 1st Application Deadline

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July 22, 2022: Why Get Vaccinated?

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
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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