Tuesday’s visioning session brought about 230 adults and 29 children to First Love Fellowship church to talk about Baldwin’s assets and challenges, while brainstorming for desired outcomes in the coming months and years.
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Someone has plans for the mattress factory building in Bertha, Minn. If you know more, comment on this blog post.
Exurban and suburban growth rates have slowed a great deal in the past decade, and annual growth rates in Minnesota are converging at around 1 percent of less.
Baldwin Township is holding a community vision session
The League of Minnesota Cities released a report saying that in five years, cities all over Minnesota will be broke. That should start a conversation.
Nearly 200 people attended an Initiative Foundation-sponsored “community vision” session to consider the future of Brainerd.
The marketing firm Claritas theorizes that the communities in which people live dramatically affect their purchasing habits and has developed a series of categories they call segments to define different demographic groups. Their website allows you to look up any zip code in the U.S. and find the set of consumers that live there.
When looking for volunteers for community development projects, it’s important not to overlook youth residents. Engaging in projects helps them learn new skills, while creating a better community for them to live in.
The Pew Center on the States is highlighting Minnesota’s broadband goal-setting efforts but urges the nation to do more.