DevelopMN has identified four cornerstones for strong regions and communities, including Foundational Assets.
Greater Minnesota communities require proactive and collaborative approaches/strategies to address infrastructure needs in a cost effective manner. Managing the access to, maintenance, replacement, and growth of these assets is key to preserving and maintaining communities as well as providing for growth opportunities. Foundational Assets include above-ground and below-ground infrastructure including transportation, utilities, and water.
Opportunities in Foundational Assets:
• Expand broadband/fiber footprint in greater MN
• Identify partnerships and resources to maximize infrastructure investment
• Develop public/private partnerships to identify solutions for housing challenges
• Shared services/resources and intergovernmental cooperation