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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

 

 

  

General 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  
June 17, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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May 29, 2021: South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 

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May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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April 27, 2021: Minnesota Compass

OpenBeam presentation at MN Compass, RPL workshop

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March 17, 2021: City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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March 02, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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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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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections

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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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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