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Economic and Cultural Exchange with China (Long March)

Many Rochester groups have individual efforts to increase cultural and trade relationship with China. These efforts can be made more effective if coordinated and they receive a local leadership sponsorship from local governments and business leaders.

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Project Information

About the project

Impacts: 

Best Practice, Economic Development   Education/Learning Environment  

Project Phase: 

Concept

Collaborators

Contact: Al Lun ; Email: kalun@middlewaygroup.com ; Phone: 507-269-8353

Lead Organization: Middle Way Group

Collaborators: openBEAM.net

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Detailed Description

Triggered off the 2013 RCTC's annual US China Town Hall event we can build up momentum to have a concerted, visible and intentional Rochester area economic tie with a number of emerging trade, investment and cultural ties with China (the second largest economy in the world).

 

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Status/News

November 11, 2015 openBEAM.net: 2015 UMR Annual Meeting: "Think Globally and Act Locally"

At yesterday's UMR annual meeting, the keynote message was "Think globally, and act locally." I couldn't agree more. I was inspired by the student at my table and also the students on the panel. They were poised,  mature and articulate.  A bright future ahead of them. 

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Economic Development  

April 12, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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April 11, 2019: OpenBeam April 2019 News

Attended Sustainability's  Arrive Rochester meeting about ride sharing presentation. Learn more them and their positioning in DMC Transportation notion of Transit Management.  Added the Arrive Rochester organization to Community Beam registry. Rediscovered this letter to DMCC and now wondering if the consultant is being paid  400K per year. 

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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 29, 2019: America’s City for Health

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

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

DMCC Meeting Packet with affordable housing and transportation breakouts.

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February 08, 2019: Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project

"Bloom International Realty may be rethinking plans to build the second phase of its $230 million riverfront development in downtown Rochester.

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/12/09
Created by on 2013/10/29

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  • 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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    demonstration
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