Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Annual Meeting

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About Us

Greater Mankato Growth is committed to Advancing Business for a Stronger Community as the regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Organization and is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is comprised of four business units; Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization; Visit Mankato, the local destination management organization; City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization; and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region's extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.


Mission Statement

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. exists to support and promote the economic growth and vitality of our members and the regional marketplace.

Core Values

The needs of the members are best met by growing the regional marketplace. We accomplish this by being:

Initiating action for economic growth beneficial to our members and congruent with our regional desire and culture.
Using our resources efficiently and effectively and wisely leveraging our strengths.
Collaborative & Inclusive
Cultivating and sustaining relationships, while encouraging the mobilization of our marketplace assets to enhance growth.
Being visible and accessible and creating a friendly, vibrant and respectful environment.
Embracing change and promoting progressive solutions.
Communicating openly and honestly and taking responsibility for our actions in all our business practices.


Strategic Direction and Focus

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through: business growth and development; talent growth, retention and attraction; regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace. 

Business Growth and DevelopmentTalent Growth, Retention & AttritionRegional LivabilityAdvocacy of the Marketplace


Request for Proposals (RFP) Policy:

It is the policy of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. to submit Request for Proposals (RFP) for all investment transactions and any general business transactions in excess of $5,000. Click here for the full policy.

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Business Units

Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development

 Visit Mankato


Destination Management Organization

 City Center Partnership

Downtown Development Organization



Agribusiness Epicenter




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Greater Mankato, which includes Mankato, North Mankato and the surrounding region, is a hub for a wide variety of activities and events in southern Minnesota. The website, greatermankatoevents.com, was created to showcase all our community has to offer. This calendar is for public events with entertainment value in the Greater Mankato.


Envision 2020

Envision 2020

Greater Mankato has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 years. This growth has not been by chance, but rather the result of careful planning and progressive ideas. To ensure the vitality and livability of Greater Mankato over the next 20 years, a group of dedicated citizens, community and business leaders have created and are now implementing a plan for our promising future. 



The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership