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Workforce Development Inc

 

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Organization: Workforce Development Inc

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Workforce Development, Inc. Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is an independent, non-profit agency with a long history of serving the needs of job seekers and employers in Southeast Minnesota. WDI is dedicated to developing and advancing the workforce to meet the current and future needs of the communities we serve. We work with thousands of people annually, serving 10 counties in Southeast Minnesota. Six of our ten locations include Minnesota WorkForce Centers where multiple agencies deliver related services for job seekers and employers. Every WDI location is staffed by experienced professionals who care deeply about the people and communities in which they live and serve.

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Related PlanScape Status on: Computer Literacy, Economic Development, Workforce Development

May 17, 2018 openBeam: Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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August 03, 2017 KTTC: Need for workforce development and labor shortage

Members of the House Greater Minnesota Economic & Workforce Development Policy traveled to Rochester on Thursday to learn more about the region's economic challenges. They started the day at the Rochester WorkForce Center at Rochester Community and Technical College

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June 24, 2019: Discovery Square One

Royal Philips, an Amsterdam-based firm that works in a variety of health care markets such as medical devices and services, confirmed today that it plans to open a Med City office in the recently opened 89,000-square-foot One Discovery Square complex, on the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue Southwest.

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June 23, 2019: Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity

Minutes from June 4th, 2019, compassion/equity scheduling workshop

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June 21, 2019: Diversity Council finalist for 2018 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Recognizing Diversity Council as one of the three finalists for Anti-Racism Initiative category. 

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    May 20, 2019: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

    6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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    April 08, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan

    3rd Annual DMC Real Estate Development and Investment Summit

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    April 07, 2019: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

    BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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    April 04, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund

    PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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    April 03, 2019: SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

    April 30, 2019 Beyond Minnesota Nice Conference: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

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    March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

    State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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    March 05, 2019: Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back)

    A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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    February 17, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Packet

    DMCC Meeting Packet with affordable housing and transportation breakouts.

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    The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

    PlanScape

    Lvl 1: Computer Literacy ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

    Lvl 2: Computer Literacy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Diversification

    DMC Impact: Learning Environment

    Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

     


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    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.

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    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
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    5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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