Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). A thriving and resilient local economy is key to community development. Business clusters—geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field—are considered to be beneficial for local economic development. The goal of this project was to analyze existing business clusters in Rosemount and Dakota County, identify opportunities for synergies between existing businesses and clusters, and create a marketing strategy to attract or grow synergistic businesses. In collaboration with city project lead Kim Lindquist, Community Development Director for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in PA 5590: Topics in Economic and Community Development conducted semi-structured interviews and secondary data collection to identify key industry clusters in Dakota County and identify policy recommendations to leverage the county’s competitive advantages. A final report and presentation from the project are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in PA 5590: Topics in Economic and Community Development, taught by Lee Munnich in fall 2014.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu
Chiumento, Alyssa; Evans, Parker; Foell, Andrew.
From Point A to Point B: The Transportation and Logistics Cluster in Dakota County, MN.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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