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Journey to Growth Plan

Beam Project Type: Planning / Programming     Project in Archive Phase

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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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 ...

 

Strategy
  • Leverage community partners to work on the three broad themes:
    1. Expand/diversity the regional economy
    2. Optimize the regional talent base
    3. Become a cohesive, connected region
  • Top-level Volunteer Governance
  • Coordinating entities
  • Form committees

Impacts

PlanScape

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

Level 2: Education ; Adult Education ; Pre-school Education ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Diversification ; STEM ; Vision/Identity ; Workforce Development

DMC: Livable City Retail, Dining & Entertainment, Arts & Culture Commercial Research & Technology Health & Wellness Learning Environment

Community Health:

Results

Results

  • An expanded and a diversified regional economy
  • A talented work force with skills that match the needs of the social, economic engine.
  • A cohesive and connected region

 

Indicators (What are some of the signs that progress is being made?)

Indicators

  • Population growth
  • Per Capital Income trending
  • Poverty Rate
  • Unemployment Rate
  • High School Graduation Rate
  • Percentage of Healthcare Employment
  • % Self-employed
  • Pre-school Student Enrollment
  • % of Adults with a BA Degrees or Higher
  • % Population Ages 25 to 34
  • Net Migration
  • Patents Per Capital (per 100 employees)

Metrics (What are actually being measured by the project?)

Performance Measures:

Theme 1: Expand and Diversify the Region Economy

  • Number of unique RAEDI website visitors (monthly)
  • Number of RAEDI followers on Twitter
  • Website click-throughs received from LinkedIn
  • Site consultant hosting event attendance
  • Total employment from relocations/Total employment from expansions
  • Number of national Startup Conference attendees
  • Student enrolled in K-20 entrepreneurial programs

Theme 2: Optimize the Regional Talent Base

  • Number of students participating in internship/job-shadowing programs
  • Number of Mentorship Programs Formalized

Theme 3: Becoming a Cohesive Connected Region

  • Regional Compact for Southeaster Minnesota signatories
  • Number of attendees to Southeastern MN Regional Summit
  • Percent of regional business served by Broadband

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity

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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August 08, 2018: Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulletin Report

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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July 27, 2018: CNG Steering Committee info "Stop the Census Citizenship Question"

CNG Steering Committee helping LWV spread the word to "Take Action Now To Stop the Census Citizenship Question!"

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July 13, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Two webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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June 29, 2018: Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center)

June status same as March Status except completion date is now set for 1/31/2019.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Presentation to CNG

Complete Count 2020 representatives conducted a community briefing at 2018-06-21 CNG meeting on the importance and logistics of Olmsted County social and public agencies build out a network of helpers to ensure a complete count in 2020.

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

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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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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May 27, 2018: Three DMC Proposals

Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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