Learn more about 'Redesign' in Minnesota

'The aging 'Baby Boomers' are here: Minnesotans ages 55 to 69 projected to grow by 239,000 in next decade'
On June 8, 2007, the State Demographic Center released new projections about the "giant wave" of retiring babyboomers. They put together this report called 'Minnesota Population Projections: 2005-2035.'
You can also find out more about population projections where you live by looking at this report, 'Projected Minnesota Population by Age and Gender by County, Region and Metropolitan Area.'

'Focus on Outcomes: Redesigning Minnesota’s Local Government Services'
In the fall of 2011, more than 400 local government officials and leaders met at six locations around Minnesota to talk about ways to improve and redesign government services.  Those "Local Government Innovation Forums," as they were called, were held in Bemidji, Hibbing, Eagan, Marshall, Rochester and Waite Park.  They were hosted by the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties and the Minnesota School Boards Association, along with the Minnesota House of Representatives Redesign Caucus, InCommons, the Bush Foundation and those foundations responsible for creating 'Beyond the Bottom Line' (See below).
On January 23, 2012, this report summarizing the innovation sessions was released at a press conference at the State Capitol. Find out more about the "Local Government Innovation Forums" by clicking here.

'Beyond the Bottom Line'
A collaboration of five foundations in Minnesota commissioned this report in 2010 from The Public Strategies Group to give state and local government leaders some innovative ideas of how to provide government services, but spend less. Based on their findings, they issued this proposal to Minnesota lawmakers in early 2011.

'Show Us The Money (The Future)'
State Economist Tom Stinson and State Demographer Tom Gillaspy put together this presentation to the Citizens League to explain the dramatic impact the demographic shift will have upon tax revenue in the near future.  Watch it by clicking here.

Tell State Lawmakers How to ‘Redesign’ Government
Check out this link to the Minnesota House's Redesign Project and see the slides they presented to last fall's "Local Government Innovation Forums."

Listen, Get Ideas and Share a Few, Too
InCommons is a community-based initiative to connect people face-to-face and online to solve community problems. Join the conversation and sign up for a live get-together by clicking here.