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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: OpenBeam, Best Practice, Business Process, Consultancy, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Education, Metrics, 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

 

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

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

July 13, 2020: Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium July 2020 Accomplishments

 Nonprofit Consortium-led accomplishments in the COVID-19 response.

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July 07, 2020: Olmsted County News

Commissioners vote to expand team of community outreach workers dedicated to public safety.

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June 23, 2020: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Commits to Racial Justice

Offering a collective, community-wide commitment to action, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium leads a Collaborative Response to Racial Equity

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June 17, 2020: Beam connecting TBE with community resources

Set up connections with Diversity Council's Community Mobilization Resources and allies

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June 13, 2020: City of Rochester, MN Response to #8cantwait

The City of Rochester Police Department shared information on how Rochester is currently meeting the #8cantwait.

 

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June 11, 2020: RNeighbbors

Partnership with City of Rochester  

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June 04, 2020: A message from the Y to honor George Floyd's Memory

OpenBeam is sharing the message from the Y's management team. A time to reflect.

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June 01, 2020: Rochester Downtown Alliance Downtown and Inteview Series

(1) Downtown restaurants reopening and (2) Preparing to re-open and interviewing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium about COVID. 

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May 28, 2020: DMC EDA Covid Recovery Actions

COVID-19 Recovery Actions: (1) Presentation to DMCC board (2) Webinar COVID business restart discussion series

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May 18, 2020: Collaboration with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

This storytelling project with CAPM will feature Minnesota Cambodian community leaders in a series of video shorts.

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May 18, 2020: Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back.

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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Last modified by support on 2020/04/04
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.
Links
Links to Beam and beam sub-sites: