Category: Business

Business Development
Greater Mankato Leverages Strategic Transportation Corridors for Growth

Greater Mankato, MN leverages strategic transportation corridors for growth. The Greater Mankato Area is an optimal southern Minnesota location with easy access to major metropolitan areas like Minneapolis-St. Paul, Des Moines, and even Chicago. High quality four-lane highways, a state-of-the-art regional airport, and national railways

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Advocacy
Liquor Laws: Legislature Should Tweak Hotel License Law

Story originally published in The Mankato Free Press. It may be a small matter to legislators and the general public that hotels with fewer than 25 rooms cannot offer a mini-bar to patrons. But it’s a big deal if you’re a startup small boutique hotel

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Advocacy
2024 Mid-Session Legislative Update

The 2024 legislative session has reached the halfway point. The first and second deadlines have passed, and major omnibus bills are starting to come together. This narrows the focus of the legislators but also increases the stakes. As these omnibus bills are put together, it

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Business Development
Nonprofits, Units of Government, and Public Agencies Eligible to Apply for $10,000-50,000 Grants Made Available Through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and the Otto Bremer Trust

A total of $750,000 in grants are available to eligible organizations that are directly responding to immediate challenges in their communities. A partnership between the Otto Bremer Trust and Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation will award grants of $10,000 to $50,000 to organizations doing work within

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Business Development
Act Fast: $10,000 Backing Small Business Grant Now Available

A grant program that awards $10,000 to eligible small business owners is now accepting applications. The Backing Small Businesses grant program aims to support economically vulnerable and under-resourced small business with community reach. Eligible business owners can apply for $10,000 grants for projects that grow

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Member Guest Blog
One of the Best Benefits for Your Employees: Volunteer Time

Blog written by Junior Achievement North, a Greater Mankato Growth member. Why Offer Time Off for Employees to Volunteer? In recent years, employers have begun using creative ways to increase their benefits package to their employees to create a happier, healthier, and more devoted workforce.

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