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Minnesota Compass

Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state and its communities. Led by Wilder Research, Minnesota Compass provides nonpartisan, credible information and tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy, workforce, health, housing, and a host of others. Data and analysis on www.mncompass.org gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to identify, understand, and act on issues that affect our communities.

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Project Information

About the project

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

Available Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Consultancy, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Metrics, OpenBeam, Public Safety, Reading, Special Needs, Sustainability, Technology Enablement

Level 2: Metrics

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Ellen Wolter ; Email: ellen.wolter@wilder.org ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Wilder Research

Known/Likely Collaborators: Wilder Research (MN Compass Team)

Potential Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; Community Networking Group (CNG) ; County of Olmsted, MN ; DMC EDA ; Diversity Council ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; Rochester Public Library ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce ; United Way of Olmsted County


Related Projects

Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard)

 

 

Detailed Description

 

2019 MN State Report

 

 

 

Misc reports on: Minnesota Compass


 


Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Business Process, Consultancy, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Metrics, OpenBeam, Public Safety, Reading, Special Needs, Sustainability, Technology Enablement  

February 20, 2021: CHAP Covid Survey

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

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February 15, 2021: Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement (OpenBeam's Learning Journey)

 From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 

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February 13, 2021: MHC: Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage - 2021 Grantees

 OpenBeam.net is grateful to to have a chance to talk to some of the 2021 MHC Cultural  Identity Grant applicants and recipients. 

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February 11, 2021: SYSTEMS OF POWER Workshop

 This virtual workshop series provides intermediate-level training for those who want to move past the basics of diversity and inclusion to understanding how systems of power have been designed, adapted, and perpetuated.

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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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January 01, 2021: 2020 Targeted Business, Workforce Participation Reports

2020-12-11 Report; 2020-11-02 October Report; 2020-09-30 September Report 

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December 10, 2020: Co-designing of Discovery Walk Concept

Summary of Co-design of Discovery Walk and Codify the co-design process. 

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December 06, 2020: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Completion Press Release

Data show that Minnesota had the highest self-response rate in the nation at 75.1%. Olmsted County had an even higher self-response rate of 78%.  

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November 21, 2020: November 2020 DMCC Board Meeting

(1) November 2020 Board Meeting (2) 5 Year DMC Plan Updates and Covid Effects

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November 20, 2020: DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

DMC EDA Webinar October, 2020 and DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019

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November 19, 2020: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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Last modified by support on 2021/01/07
Created by support on 2019/03/15

 

 

 

Site Information
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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