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Targeted Business, Workforce Participation and Prevailing Wage Strategies

To further increase participation rates of targeted businesses and workforce on DMC projects, four priorities have been identified that are outlined below. (1) Build capacity of Targeted Businesses located in Southeastern Minnesota (2) Assess gaps with existing subcontractors to determine market opportunity. (3) Recruit women and minorities from workforce to start their own companies. (4) Host workshops to educate entrepreneurs, provide consulting services for WMBVE certification process and assist with bid process to win contracts on DMC projects.

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Project Information

About the project

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

Develop Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Networking, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Workforce Development

Level 2: African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino, LGBT, Women, Veteran, Workforce Development

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:

Social Determinants


Collaborators

Contact: Jorrie Johnson ; Email: jjohnson@Rochestermn.gov ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN, DMC

Known/Likely Collaborators: Center for Business & Workforce Education (BWE) ; City of Rochester, MN ; Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC) ; DMC EDA ; Diversity Council ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce ; Workforce Development Inc

Potential Collaborators: Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin American--Rochester ; Center for Business & Workforce Education (BWE) ; Collider Foundation ; Council For US-China Medical Technology Exchanges ; Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (CMAH) ; Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) ; Emerging Workforce Coalition ; Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis ; Global Home Health Care ; IMAA ; Latino Economic Development Center ; Performance Excellence Network (PEN Team) ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce ; SE Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) ; The Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs ; Workforce Development Inc


Related Projects

40 Below: Building the workforce of the future ; ConnectUP! ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Global Economic and Cultural Exchange (ECCEX) ; Housing Framework ; IncubatorEdu at RPS ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Leadership Greater Rochester (LGR) ; Mayo Supplier Diversity Program ; Rochester Economic Development Fund ; Rochester Works ; Supplier Diversity Initiative ; World's Best Workforce

 

 

Detailed Description

 

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Action Items

 1. Build capacity of Target Businesses located in Southeastern Minnesota

2. Evaluate the City of Rochester DMC Construction Workforce Participation 

3. Promote trade careers to under-employed, women, minorities and youth

4. Learn best practices for recruiting and training workforce

 


 

Plan Details

 

 


 

Letter to DMC Board

 

 


 

 

Targeted Group Data

 

 

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Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Networking, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Workforce Development  

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 12, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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May 07, 2020: MPR Invite COVID Community Helpers Stories

Looking for moments when people are helping other people in the community. In a nod to Fred Rogers, in bad times look for the helpers. So, please consider sharing a story about a helper in your community.

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May 05, 2020: Rochester Downtown Alliance Downtown and Inteview Series

Preparing to re-open and interviewing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium about COVID. 

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April 29, 2020: Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack,

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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April 22, 2020: TPT Census 2020 Videos In Multiple Languages

TPT videos to help dispel myths about the census and to help the community see why filling out the census is critical we have created videos in Somali, Hmong, Spanish, and English. 

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April 22, 2020: The Resilience of the Nonprofit Sector Shines Through

This time of uncertainty has pushed nonprofit organizations to tap into their creativity and come up with inventive ways to engage and serve their communities. At the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, community is our compass, so we are inspired to see the community-led ingenuity of the nonprofit sector during this pandemic.

Below are several nonprofits we fund that are offering resources and virtual programming during Minnesota’s mandated stay at home order:

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April 17, 2020: Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/17/2020 Updates 

Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/10/2020 Updates Include:

  • Status of COVID-19
  • Extended Stay at Homer Order
  • Work protections
  • Making Recommendations in Childcare
  • Funding Grants
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April 16, 2020: Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity and The ‘United We Stand’ Small Business Microgrant Fund aims to provide emergency cash assistance for brick and mortar businesses.

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Last modified by support on 2020/05/25
Created by support on 2017/02/01

 

 

 

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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.
  • 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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