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What’s Happening with Communities of Excellence 2026?

By Christine Schaefer You may recall reading here before about Communities of Excellence 2026 (COE 2026). Two years ago, we shared the big aims of this small nonprofit organization. The COE2026 story began when two former executives of Baldrige Award-winning … Continue reading

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How the Baldrige Framework Is Helping Rural U.S. Communities

By Christine Schaefer In preparing to share here how the Baldrige Excellence Framework is being used to support community vitality in a rural region of Missouri, I’ve been thinking of how quintessentially American the Communities of Excellence 2026 (COE 2026) … Continue reading

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Update on Communities of Excellence 2026

By Christine Schaefer What’s the latest on the initiative launched last year to create “an archipelago” of high-performing communities in the United States using a framework based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence? I recently asked Stephanie Norling, managing … Continue reading

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