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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.
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  • “communities” broadly defined – include individual cities, individual counties, a regional development commission and a tribal communityInvite reps to stand as they are named
  • Deed conference presentation 2010

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