Big News! The Blueprint is out!

Thriving by Design – Rural & Urban Together is a bold joint effort by OneMN.org and Growth & Justice to spark a movement for Minnesota that builds a new future for our state where all Minnesotans can thrive together. After a year of convening Minnesotans, we are unveiling our Minnesota Equity Blue Print for Minnesota that includes dozens of policy recommendations for the legislature, State and local communities. The chapters of the Blue Print include:

The Process

This is a document and a movement for and of the people – a truly unique process. It began with a multi-day convening in Upper Sioux Community & Granite Falls with a diversity of people from all over the state. They talked, they listened, maybe they argued but in the end they came up with a list of hundreds of things Minnesotans care about. Collectively they prioritized that list.

We brought that list to communities and neighbors around the state in small groups hosted by locals. More discussion, listening and deciding.

The Future

The staff members at Thriving by Design have been compiling the reports based on citizen participation and we are now rolling out the blue print but that doesn’t mean we’re finished. We are here to keep the momentum going with more local meetings, more participation, more digging and sharing as we prepare to take it to legislators and local leaders. Please contact us if you want to join the network!

OneMN.org vision – shared, sustainable economic prosperity – Conference Notes

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Overview from Ground Level Survey: Many Perspectives – One Minnesota – Conference Notes

Overview from Ground Level Survey: Many Perspectives – One Minnesota from Craig Helmstetter, Managing Partner at APM Media Research Lab. He asks – Is…

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Overview of Minnesota State Demographics – Conference Notes

Overview of State Demographics from Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer  We heard about the importance of doing the census right, especially…

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Southwest Region Welcome – Conference Notes

Thanks to Diana Anderson, President of Southwest Initiative Foundation for the warm welcome. Notes from Thriving by Design – Rural & Urban Together: Gathering…

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Welcome and Overview of Download Day – Conference Notes

A lovely welcome from Brett Buckner, Managing Director of OneMN.org and Jane Leonard, President of Growth & Justice. Haveyou ever wondered about…

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