The ‘Transforming Tomorrow Together- Greater Mankato 2040’ initiative is a robust, and forward-looking regional community planning process. We are exploring the future strategic positioning of the Greater Mankato region and creating an enduring vision and roadmap to the future. This initiative is focused on Strategic Foresight and Strategic Positioning for the future of the region. It will explore where and how the region can fit into a rapidly changing world.
The project is taking a ‘future view’ and building a vision out to 2040 and beyond. It aims to understand how we need to evolve as an inclusive regional community. It will also contain an initial shorter-term implementation roadmap with actions out to 2030. The planning work runs until mid-2023 and will be engaging with people and communities across the region, including residents, students, industry groups and sectors, organizations, and external stakeholders. This planning builds on previous community planning as part of the Greater Mankato Envision 2020 community planning initiative. This was a highly effective effort that has brought regional stakeholders together in a strong collaborative approach over the past 10 years. The plan has now reached its sunset and there is strong support for a new planning effort with a refreshed vision and renewed initiative to account for the changes in the world and the region.
Future iQ is facilitating the development of a new regional vision and action plan for the Greater Mankato Region looking out to 2030. Key features of the project and Future iQ’s role includes: