BBC Application, Part 3e
Accomplishments of our Community
Describe any work done previously or currently underway around the
six Intelligent Community Indicators
How you can help:
- Add your examples directly into the 6 categories or into the Unsorted list at the bottom.
- Move unsorted examples to where you think they fit best.
- Rewrite examples for better phrasing. They should be no longer than 3 sentences.
- Sort the best examples to the top of each category.
- Add a web like if it’s specific to the example.
- Brainstorm with others.
Six Intelligent Community Indicators:
- Broadband infrastructure and services development
- Littlefork received a Border to Border grant from the state of Minnesota for infrastructure
- Creation, attraction and support of knowledge workers (highly skilled, highly paid workers)
- Innovation (new industries, new companies, new practices to enhance competitiveness)
- Digital Inclusion (ensuring that all community members have computers, skills and connectivity)
- Free wifi for HRA residents at Woodland Park Apartments.
- PCs for People through Kootasca.
- Subsidized internet access through Kootasca.
- Sustainability (improving living standards while maintaining the ability of future generations to do the same)
- Community marketing (efforts to attract investment and talent)
- Community Calendar, integrating separate organizational calendars into a single site.
- RainyLake.org for tourism and potential new residents.
- Work Where You Play recruiting plan for medical service providers.
- Voyage forward planning process gathered stakeholders, set development priorities and gathered data, much of which highlighted needs and opportunities related to BBC priorities.
- Local government recognition of broadband access and usage as a critical, central priority.
- Woodland Park Apartments board decided to provide free broadband to all its residents. As a HUD facility, this helped reach a number of low-income residents.
- Small Town Tech formed by two Blandin graduates to meet the tech needs of our community and help raise the bar for the region as a whole.
- CBP & Canadian creation of a remote border-crossing check-in app to make border crossing safer, more convenient and increase reporting compliance. Also a test program of iPad kiosks at resorts and other convenient locations instead of 2 OARS stations.
- Increased tech access in our schools (elaborate)
- Northwoods Shutterbugs meets monthly to share photography tips, including helping each other with photography tech.
- Fiber to the Cold Weather Testing facility was critical for Jaguar to participate.
- Granite Digital data center.
- Fiber to the FHS arena.
- Community Ed offers tech courses from time to time.
- Koochiching Aging Options has done some work using tech to help meet the needs of the elderly???
- Kootasca provides PCs for People and helps with subsidized internet access.
- UHG is our 2nd largest employer (??) and much of its workforce works from home if they meet UHG’s requirements for internet connection quality.
- STT Free Five
- Fiber Arrowhead loop with offers excellent connections but $300+ per month.
- Northolm, LIttlefork and Big Falls have fiber speed now???
- Community-wide calendar (Ted and Doug). IFalls Nice. “There’s nothing to do!!!”
- Swanky Sweet Pea
- Niki Bergstrom’s national youth yoga subscription service.
- KCC-TV has a history with Broadband and Blandin
- Robotics teams: FHS and 4H.
- City of IFalls overhauled their web page to make it easier for the public to access city services over the internet.