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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

Community Health Assessment Process ; Create a regional brand and communication platform ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; 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


  

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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Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Governance/Public Policy, Workforce Development, Vision/Identity  
December 08, 2022: Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership

Application for Community Partner Funding Awards will open on December 7, 2022

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December 05, 2022: Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort

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

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December 01, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

4Q22: November messages and reports;  October messages and reports; 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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November 12, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

November 2022 DMCC Board Meeting: notable topics: Experience Metrics,  Soldier Fields, Equitable development, Discovery square, Heart of the City

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November 12, 2022: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

Heart of the City: November and October 2022 Updates

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November 11, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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November 11, 2022: DMC Discovery Square Design Process

Discovery Square Status to DMCC November Board Meeting: 6 Elements of Success

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November 02, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 6

Series 6  Articles: Strength in vaccines: How parents protect their children.

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October 25, 2022: Promoting cultural events and projects

Two community markets that could fit into the Community Hall concept: 2022 Winter Market (Golden Market Space) & Summer Night Market. 

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October 24, 2022: Sports Mentorship Academy (SMA) - New Rec Center

2022 Goal: "To see kids entering the doors of the “Sports Mentorship Academy” by the last week of November or the first week of December."

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October 19, 2022: County of Olmsted, MN $31 million ARPA

Olmsted County’s latest video provides insight into how we are using nearly $31 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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October 10, 2022: 21st Community Space Concept Refinement

(1) Concept flyer of 21st Century Intercultural Space expressed as a Community Hall. (2) Community spaces examples from other communities. 

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October 08, 2022: Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM)

2022 Community Priorities Survey. Let your voice be heard. 

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October 01, 2022: West Transit Village

September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

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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.
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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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