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  • On a base of solid broadband infrastructure, communities pursue the creation, attraction and support of knowledge workers; spur innovation; and address digital inclusion. Communities create their marketing/advocacy story based on these assets.
  • Invite groups to stand as they are named
  • “communities” broadly defined – include individual cities, individual counties, a regional development commission and a tribal communityInvite reps to stand as they are named

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  • 1. Intelligent Community
    A New Model For Minnesota
  • 2. Blandin Foundation and Dakota Future are using the Intelligent Community framework to drive major initiatives.
  • 3. The Intelligent Community Forum combines a broadband based economic development framework with an international recognition program.
  • 4. KNOWLEDGE WORKFORCE
    BROADBAND
    MARKET ING
    INNOVATION
    DIGITAL INCLUSION
    The ICF Framework
  • 5. Criteria
    Broadband
    Access
    Price
    Use
    Digital Inclusion
    Computers
    Public access
    Training
    Knowledge Workforce
    Education and Training
    Business – Education Partnerships
    Innovation
    New ways of creating and delivering products and services by all sectors
    Systematic creation and support of new business enterprises
    Marketing and Advocacy
    Marketing to an external audience to attract investment and talent
    Advocacy to an internal audience about technology, careers and other broadband economy factors
  • 6. Why this framework is successful
    Brings diverse partners and stakeholders together around a larger vision
    Magnifies the importance of collaboration between key public and private sectors
    Demonstrates the “essential utility” nature of broadband and its support of economic development
    People and groups love recognition!
  • 7. Intelligent Community Initiatives in Minnesota
    Dakota Future
    A Smart 21 Global Intelligent Community
    Blandin Foundation
    MN Intelligent Rural Community Program
  • 8. Dakota Future
    LaDonna Boyd, Dakota Future Chair
  • 9. In January 2009, the Dakota Future board of directors adopted the Intelligent Community framework and set a goal to be a “top seven” community by 2012.
  • 10. This is where Dakota County want to be!
  • 11. Pursuit of Top Seven
    Contract with Intelligent Community Forum to perform the Community Accelerator benchmarking
    Obtain funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to implement the Accelerator Benchmarking
    Engage the Dakota County business, education and government sectors to gather data and stories for the benchmarking
    Arrange logistics and promote attendance at our Intelligent Community event
  • 12. Compared to previous Top Seven Communities, Dakota County was:
    Above average in broadband, knowledge workers and digital inclusion.
    Average in innovation
    Well below average in marketing and advocacy
    Excellent in programs and outcomes
    Average or below average in strategy development
  • 13.
  • 14. Continued Pursuit
    Creation of work teams around the five Intelligent Community elements, plus a leadership group
    January – May timeframe
    Work group charge: Develop strategies that will lead us to reach the Top Seven
    Attract stakeholders
    Develop consensus
    Create ownership of initiatives
    Implement
    Apply for 2011 competition by September 24
  • 15. Outcomes
    Countywide Google Fiber application with individual applications from four communities
    City-county broadband group working to create a more unified rights of way management system to ease fiber deployment
    Global and local recognition and speaking opportunities to promote Dakota County
    Positive reinforcement of benefits of countywide and cross-sector collaboration
  • 16. Blandin FoundationMN Intelligent Rural Communities Project
    Bernadine Joselyn
    Director of Public Policy and Engagement
  • 17. MN Intelligent Rural Communities Project
    A $4.8 million dollar grant to drive broadband adoption and use in greater Minnesota using the Intelligent Community economic development framework
  • 18. MIRC Outcomes
    Increased culture of use of broadband-based services
    Increased efficiency and effectiveness of digital literacy training service delivery
    Increased economic vitality in rural Minnesota communities
  • 19. Partners and Roles
    Business Training
    UM Extension
    MN Renewable Energy Marketplace
    Citizen Training
    MN Learning Commons
    DEED Workforce Centers
    Outreach
    Regional Development Commissions
    Support
    PC’s for People
    University of MN – Crookston
    Intelligent Community Forum
    11 Demonstration Communities
    Others?
  • 20. Utilizing the Intelligent Community approach
    Broadband
    Increased public access
    Possible hotspot creation
    Digital Inclusion
    Public access
    Digital literacy training
    PCs for People
    Knowledge Workforce
    More access to WFC
    Digital Literacy Training
    Knowledge Worker Career information
    Atomic Learning
    Innovation
    New uses of technology within business, education and government
    Small business technology assistance
    Assistance provided by MES and MNREM
    Marketing/Advocacy
    Focusing on internal technology advocacy
    Local messaging
    Community teams focusing on project development and implementation
  • 21. Demonstration Communities
    Upper MN Valley RDC
    Willmar
    Windom
    Winona
    Worthington
    Benton County
    Cook County
    Grand Rapids Area
    Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
    Stevens County
    Thief River Falls
  • 22. Demonstration Communities
    11 Intelligent Community Demonstration Communities
    Each community has a commitment of up to $100,000 in funds to implement their Intelligent Community Initiative
    Communities must implement a minimum of four projects
    All must fit into one of the Intelligent Community elements
    At least one project must address digital inclusion
  • 23. Demonstration Communities
    Led by a Project Coordinator in each community and local Steering Committee of key community stakeholders
    Baseline utilization surveys
    Goal setting
    Project identification
    Project implementation (funds for adoption of community-impacting technology applications (health, education, government, business)
  • 24. Expanding Our Partnership Possibilities
    Internet Service Providers
    Partnering with PCs for People?
    Joint promotion and marketing efforts?
    Industry
    Community
    Libraries
    Virtual workforce centers?
    Sites for training?
    Others?
    Your ideas welcome!
  • 25. Questions?