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Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives

Diversity Council is presenting a series of talks to invite region thought leaders, decision makers and stakeholders to an evening of conversations and learning to support Diversity Council's effort to spark multi-cultural transformation impetus for SE MN.

Project Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Contact: Dee Sabol ; Email: info@diversitycouncil.org ; Phone: 507-282-9951

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Well Living Lab (A Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration)

Potential Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; DMC EDA ; Mayo Clinic


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Create a regional brand and communication platform ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) ; Housing Alliance Coalition ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth) ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Middle Way Chinese Business Market ; Rochester Intercultural Economic Exchange (RICE) ; Social Justice Coalition ; Update Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Index


Impacts 

Major Impact: 

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Project Phase

Concept  Phase

Project Type

Planning  

 

Detailed Description

Creating an America City for Health

SE MN (greater Rochester) is undergoing tremendous change. We have the DMC initiative which declares that we will be an America City for Health.  We also know from initiatives such as Journey to Growth and Intercultural Cities Initiative that as much as we strive to sustain and grow our leadership in the healthcare industry we must also work on diversifying our economy. To make it happen we also must improve and work on the human ecosystem that underpins the regional economy.

While Mayo Clinic is the preeminent healthcare provider in the world, the next phase of leadership for our region must also be in the space of wellness provisioning and caring -- building an environment that is conducive to health and wellness. 

We also know the world is changing -- it's fast-paced, entrepreneur and globally connected.  And there are choices for medical destination. The future of Rochester and SE MN though bright and promising requires intentional design to forestall any below-the-surface impediments that hinder our regional growth journey. 

And there are some concerning indicators. 

SE MN, Olmsted County, Rochester - Regional Backdrop​ and Growth Roadblocks

In the recent Rochester City survey​, the number 1 attribute respondents like about Rochester is that it is a small town. And the number 1 concern they have is growth.  Given these results, how should community leaders, growth advocates interpret the local reality and desire? What actions are called for to ensure as Rochester population grows in parallel with increase in diversity and demographics changes, that there is companion plan to bring about needed cultural transformation so that growth does not forsake the "small town" feel. 

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Envisioning a 21st Century City:​​​​​​​​

 

Diversity Council is presenting a series of talks to invite region thought leaders, decision makers and stakeholders to an evening of conversations and learning to support Diversity Council's effort to spark multi-cultural transformation impetus for SE MN. 

Each of these events offer: 
  •  A memorable experience for Diversity Council donors and supporter
  • Special and distinctive venue
  • Thoughtful conversations
  • Learning experience on global perspectives 

 

Coming out of the event, after more in touch with global perspectives, our guests will have increased commitment to go beyond investing in more than brick and mortar and to work on and support cultural transformation.

 


Past Events

 

 

 

 

Key reports on: Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives


Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship  
September 19, 2022: Microwash News

100K boost by NMotion via its growth accelerator program to Microwash.

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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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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by support on 2019/05/20

 

 

 

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