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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

Key reports on: Workforce Development Inc


Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting (May 17, 2018)

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

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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December 03, 2023: 2023 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2023 4Q: November; October

2023 3Q Reports: September; August, July reports

2023 2Q: June 2023 Report (featuring Nashauna Johnson-Lenoir Success);  April 2023 Communications; Equity in Built Environment Career: Mentors and Guest Speakers Wanted. 

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November 30, 2023: Discovery Square Shared Lab Infastructure
A shared lab space for a community of like-minded entrepreneurs associated with one or more academic research partners

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October 30, 2023: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

1; Oct 2023 Inclusive and Equitable Communities Grant

2. 2019 impact report

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October 26, 2023: Trade Readiness

1. Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

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October 23, 2023: CMRC Support of Formation of a BioRochester Consortium
1. October 23, 2023 EDA Tech Hubs Awardees Announcement

2. Video Clip from CMRC August Mtg; CMRC Letters of Support; References: BioRochester Review meeting video; Summary of Draft 3 BioRochester Plan, and Final Grant Submission

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August 28, 2023: Rochester Intercultural Economic Exchange (RICE)
A sample of video recordings of the  conference August 25, 2023 Health Bridge: US-China Health Industry Innovation Cooperation Conference

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August 18, 2023: RCTC/Perkins CMRC Report
Emmright general contractor working with CERT, Pamoja Women, ACHLA, Rochester Cambodian Association, Journie, and OpenBeam submitted final report to RCTC. 

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August 08, 2023: Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) July News
1. 2Q 2023  Economic Report ;  2. Tawonda Burks has joined the RAEDI staff full-time as Director of Operations. In addition to managing the RAEDI Economic Development Center; 3, SBDC 1H 2023 performance report

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June 02, 2023: Building Racial Equity into the Walls of Minnesota Medicaid
(1) May 26, 2023 DHS Report on Progress Toward Building Racial Equity into the Walls of MN Medicaid (2) March 2023; December 2022; February 2022 newsletters

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May 25, 2023: Discovery Square - Shared Lab Infrastructure
1. Lead Generation & Market analysis and demand. Rochester-area SWOT analysis 2. Discovery Square Shared Lab  

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May 25, 2023: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Barriers Study
(1) DBE Study Session to City Council April 17, 2023 , (2) Memo to DMCC Board; 

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April 23, 2023: University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan Update
2023-04-23 PB reporting on UMR;  2022-11-22 Plan change due to Covid 2020

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Impacts

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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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  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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