Business Growth and Development
  • Mankato-North Mankato ranked #13 on top small cities to do business in USA  Read More
  • Mankato-North Mankato ranked #8 on top places to work in manufacturing in 2022  Read More
  • Mankato ranked #1 in the country among mid-sized cities for Employers Working Shorter Hours but Getting Bigger Paychecks  Read More
  • ranked Mankato #14 for Best Cities in the U.S. for Teachers to Work and Live  Read More
  • Twenty-two Greater Mankato Growth Members made the Star Tribune’s Top 200 Workplace list  Read More
  • Four Greater Mankato Growth Members were listed as National Standard Setters by Energage  Read More
  • Minnesota ranked 1st in 5-Year business survival rate between 2015-2020  Read More 
Organizational Achievements and Recognitions
  • Lime Valley Advertising, Inc. was awarded the silver medal at the 2018 SIAA Awards for the new Greater Mankato Growth logo  Read More
  • Secured $160 million for the HWY 14 Expansion
  • Greater Mankato is consistently mentioned in state and national publications such as CNNMoney, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The Twin Cities Business Magazine
  • Lime Valley Advertising, Inc. was awarded the National SIAA Design Award for their design of GreenSeam’s  logo Read More
Regional Livability
  • Ranked by HGTV among the 30 best Up & Coming Small Cities in America in 2023 Read More
  • Mankato ranked #9 out of 20 Most Affordable Small Towns to Retire  Read More
  • Mankato Brewery is best beer bar in MN for 2018 Read More
  • North Mankato ranked #19 out of 20 Safest Cities in Minnesota  Read More
  • 100 Most Popular Small Cities To Relocate 2017: Mankato ranked 75 out of 2,300….#1 in Minnesota Read More
  • Best Places to Live if You Have a Fixed Income  Read More
  • 8 Best Outdoor Music Venues in Minnesota  Read More
  • Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery: Reception Venues Read More
  • Top 10 Waterfalls in Minnesota Minneopa State Park falls Read More
  • America’s Best Hockey Towns of 2018  Read More
  • Minnesota’s Most Memorable Murals  Read More
  • names Mankato ranked at #6 out of 10 for America’s Best Hockey Towns.  Read More
  • Chankaska Winery was chosen as one of The Knots 2017 Best of Weddings  Read More
  • Mankato Brewery is best beer bar in MNfor 2017 Read More
  • Minnesota is the #5 State to retire in  Read More
  • Minnesota is the least stressed state  Read More
  • Best Brewery; voted on by viewers (August Schell Brewing Co.) Read More
  • Best Waffle Fries; voted on by viewers (Tav on the Ave) Read More
  • Top 10 cities attracting millennial homebuyers Read More 
Talent Growth, Retention & Attraction
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato ranked No. 7 and Bethany Lutheran College ranked No. 17 in Best Colleges and Universities  Read More
  • Best College Towns To Live In After Graduation – Top 20 Read More
  • ranked Bethany Lutheran College #8 out of 10 Best Colleges, Universities in Minnesota  Read More