The objective of the survey is to create a base for determining the assets (resources or things that contribute in a positive way to our region) and needs of West Central Minnesota. The survey will be made available to all participants. In the next stage, the participants will have an opportunity to comment, revise, and elaborate on findings that will lead to the final outcome.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please fill out the survey and mail it to us in the enclosed envelope or

visit www5555.morris.umn.edu//wcrsdp/ to fill out the electronic version.

A. ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

Organizationís Name:

 

Organizationís Mission:

 

Organizationís Association

with the WCRSDP:

o Partner††† †††††††††††††††o Past Grant Recipient††† o Current Grant Recipient o Potential Grant Recipient††††† o Other ________________________

Respondentís Name and Title:

 

 

B. ASSETS OF THE REGION

In this section please consider assets of the region. Respond to the questions in section B.I from your organizationís point of view, but respond to section B.II from an ordinary citizenís point of view.

 

B.I. FROM ORGANIZATION POINT OF VIEW

Description of the regional asset:

 

Status of the asset:

o Existingo Potential

Abundance of the asset:

Scarce o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Plentiful

Importance of the asset in regional development:

Not Important o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Current usage of the asset:

None o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Extensive

The reasons on importance of the asset in regionís development:

 

 

The actions need to be taken to use this asset more fully or develop this asset:

 

Comments on this asset:

 

 

 

Description of an asset lacking in this region:

 

Importance of the asset in regional development:

Not Important o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Regionís dependence on this asset:

None o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Extensive

The reasons on importance of the asset in regionís development:

 

 

The existing/potential assets in the region that can complement, replace or support this asset:

 

Comments on this asset:

 

 

 

B.II. FROM POINT OF VIEW OF ORDINARY CITIZEN

Description of the regional asset:

 

Status of the asset:

o Existingo Potential

Richness of the asset:

Scarce o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Plentiful

Importance of the asset in regional development

Not Important o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Current usage of the asset:

None o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Extensive

The reasons on importance of the asset in regionís development:

 

 

The actions need to be taken to use this asset more fully or develop this asset:

 

 

Comments on this asset:

 

 

 

Description of an asset lacking in this region:

 

Importance of the asset in regional development:

Not Important o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Regionís dependence on this asset:

None o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Extensive

The reasons on importance of the asset in regionís development:

 

 

The existing/potential assets in the region that can complement, replace or support this asset:

 

 

Comments on this asset:

 

 

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C. NEEDS OF THE REGION

In this section please consider needs of the region. Respond to the questions in section C.I from your organizationís point of view, but respond to section C.II from an ordinary citizenís point of view.

 

C.I. FROM ORGANIZATION POINT OF VIEW

Description of the regional need:

 

Status of the need:

o Addressedo Unaddressed

Assets of the region to meet this need:

Scarce o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Rich

Importance of meeting this need:

Not Important o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Actions taken to meet this need:

None o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Extensive

The reasons on importance of meeting this need in regionís development:

 

 

Required assets to meet this need:

 

 

Required actions to meet this need:

 

 

Comments on this need:

 

 

 

 

C.II. FROM POINT OF VIEW OF ORDINARY CITIZEN

Description of the regional need:

 

Status of the need:

o Addressedo Unaddressed

Assets of the region to meet this need:

Scarce o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Rich

Importance of meeting this need:

Not Important o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Very Important

Actions taken to meet this need:

None o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 Extensive

The reasons on importance of meeting this need in regionís development:

 

 

Required assets to meet this need:

 

 

Required actions to meet this need:

 

 

Comments on this need:

 

 

 

D. GENERAL COMMENTS

General comments on regional assets and needs: