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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.

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, 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 ; 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

 

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

 

Workforce Development Related Events => LINK


Project Status/News


Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Networking, Workforce Development  

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