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Awards & Accolades

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
  • Matchcollege.com 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 

Advocacy of the Marketplace

  • 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 was mention at least 9 times 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.org >> Read More

Regional Livability

  • 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

  • Smartasset.com 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

  • WalletHub.com ranked Bethany Lutheran College #8 out of 10 Best Colleges, Universities in Minnesota >> Read More


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