Greater Mankato Advocacy
ما هي المناصرة؟

Greater Mankato Growth serves as the voice of the business community, working tirelessly to advocate for our members and raise the visibility of our regional marketplace among policymakers. We are one of the largest chambers of commerce in state of Minnesota, representing nearly 1,000 members. Our advocacy efforts are highly regarded throughout the state among lawmakers, business, nonprofits, and other industry trade groups. Advocacy and public policy are different than politics. Rather, we work on behalf of our members to influence legislation, regulations, and policies at all levels of government to help promote the vitality of our region. 

الأهمية بالنسبة للأعضاء
من مجالات تركيزنا الإستراتيجية الدعوة إلى السوق. نعتقد أن عملنا في مجال المناصرة أمر بالغ الأهمية لأعضائنا وهو أحد أفضل مزايا عضوية الغرفة. يتمتع المسؤولون المنتخبون لدينا بالقدرة على اتخاذ قرارات بشأن القضايا الحاسمة التي تؤثر على نجاح أعضائنا وحيوية سوقنا الإقليمي. يعمل Great Mankato Growth على التأثير وخلق الوعي بين أعضائه والمجتمع والمسؤولين المنتخبين حول مسائل السياسة العامة التي تؤثر على منطقة Mankato الكبرى. يضمن GMG أن يظل الأعضاء على اطلاع دائم بمسائل السياسة العامة الرئيسية وأن يكونوا قادرين على الحصول على مدخلات وتأثير على تلك السياسة.

2024 Policy Priorities

تنمية القوى العاملة

Employers need an adequate and highly skilled workforce in order to succeed. Investments in educating and training the next generation workforce are key to our future success. Flexibility should be maintained for employers to determine comprehensive benefits packages that meet the unique needs of their workplace without a one-size-fits-all approach. Reforms should be made to our federal immigration system so that employers can meet their workforce needs in a timely manner for both permanent and temporary workers.

التنافسية الضريبية

High taxes and state government spending continue to be key concerns for businesses of all sizes in the greater Mankato region, especially small businesses. High tax rates stifle economic growth and limits Minnesota’s full economic potential. Work must be done at all levels of government to relieve this tax burden that deters entrepreneurship, business growth, workforce development, and capital investment.

الرعاىة الصحية

Access to high-quality, affordable healthcare should not be dependent on where someone lives. Greater Minnesota residents face additional barriers and increased costs that impact their health outcomes. Minnesota should work to reduce barriers, increase cost and reimbursement transparency, encourage competition, support increased access to telehealth, and maintain stability in the individual marketplace through reinsurance.

رعاية الأطفال

“Childcare is the business that lets other businesses be in business.” Access to affordable childcare is a major barrier to filling our economy’s workforce needs. Families throughout Minnesota rely heavily on childcare as a key factor to participating in the workplace. Investments are urgently needed to increase the number of available slots, promote childcare as a sustainable business, remove barriers for new providers, update regulations, and ensure a high-level of safety and accountability.


Excessive regulation constrains economic growth of our state. We support reforms to streamline inefficient regulations and the adoption of the least restrictive regulations necessary to keep workers, consumers, and our environment safe and healthy. Minnesota businesses should have the freedom to meet with unique needs of their workplace to address changing economic conditions.

Capital Investments

تعتبر الاستثمارات في البنية التحتية الحيوية والمرافق المجتمعية ضرورية للحيوية الاقتصادية لمنطقة مانكاتو الكبرى.                                                                    

المشاريع الاستثمارية الرأسمالية المدعومة

  • City of North Mankato – Caswell Regional Sporting Complex Phase 2: $12,750,000
  • City of Mankato – Riverfront Park: $1,800,000
  • City of Eagle Lake – Water Treatment: $14,153,000
  • City of Lake Crystal – Recreation Center: $750,000
  • City of St. Peter – Gorman Park: $1,200,000
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – Armstrong Hall: $86,255,000
  • South Central College – Instructional Lab: $6,189,000
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities HEAPR
  • Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota: $12,500,000
  • Minnesota River Trail (Mankato to St. Peter): $5,700,000
جرين سيم: $600000

يعمل GreenSeam على الارتقاء بمنطقتنا في جنوب مينيسوتا كمركز عالمي للأغذية والأعمال الزراعية مع التركيز على مجالات الاحتفاظ بالأعمال والجذب وتنمية المواهب والوعي الإقليمي. يجب أن تستمر الهيئة التشريعية في ولاية مينيسوتا في تقديم الدعم المالي لـ GreenSeam. استمرار الدعم والوعي لـ GreenSeam سيحتفل بالتقاليد الزراعية في ولاية مينيسوتا ويضعنا في موضع النجاح لفترة طويلة في المستقبل.


We support the continued investment in critical transportation projects that drive the economic prosperity and cultural enrichment throughout greater Minnesota region, including key arteries like Highway 169 and Highway 14. Additional sources of sustainable and equitable transportation funding should be considered within the context of current tax environment. Any investments in EV infrastructure should include public-private partnerships throughout Greater Minnesota.

النمو الإقتصادي

نحن ندعم الحوافز وبرامج التنمية الاقتصادية الأخرى المقدمة من خلال وزارة التوظيف والتنمية الاقتصادية (DEED) والوكالات الأخرى التي تعد مجموعة مهمة من الأدوات لمساعدة المجتمعات في ولاية مينيسوتا الكبرى على النمو والازدهار.

ارضية مشتركة

The success of our state relies on community and political leaders coming together to find common ground on issues that impact the daily lives of residents and businesses. When partisanship gets in the way of progress, everybody loses. We encourage public officials at all levels to work to overcome partisanship in order to pass effective legislation.

المنظمات الشريكة
  • اتحاد غرفة التجارة في مينيسوتا
  • غرفة التجارة الأمريكية
  • شراكة الطريق السريع 14
  • تحالف الممر السريع 169
  • شراكة مينيسوتا الكبرى
  • AgriGrowth
  • تحالف نمو السياحة في مينيسوتا
  • جمعية مينيسوتا للمؤتمرات ومكاتب الزوار

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