Yesterday, volunteers from the City Center Partnership’s Business Development Committee helped launch a “best practice” for Business Retention and Expansion from the International Economic Development Council. The Business Walk is pretty much what it sounds like. Trained volunteers visit with business owners about their business, learn about their products and services, and compile any ideas or concerns. Greater Mankato Growth staff will follow up and connect the business owner to the appropriate resource.
Most importantly, the visit is a “Thank You” to the business owner for their investment into the community. Each business was provided a Marketplace Analysis of the City Center that includes a list of resources for business owners.
Over the coming year, Business Walks will be scheduled for different neighborhoods of the City Center. Neighborhoods will receive a letter which shares when the volunteers will be in their neck of the woods.
If you’re interested in visit from Greater Mankato Growth staff to talk about resources or information, please email [email protected]