Workforce Shortage


Our economy is facing a critical workforce shortage.

Over the next five years, employers – already struggling to fill open positions – will see this challenge accelerate due to the confluence of an aging workforce, a diminishing worker pool and the need to fuel an anticipated 20 percent growth in new employment due to economic growth.
Greater Mankato Growth convened a talent task force which is charged with initiating a collective community response, stemming from a framework of strategic priorities. The Talent Task Force will share this framework at the summit as the guiding document.

The Talent Task Force will host a Workforce Talent Summit on
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
2:00 – 4:30 pm
South Central College
Conference Center
1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato
All businesses community members are invited to participate.

We invite you to join us as we collectively work, and more importantly, engage and mobilize the broader community and business professionals to participate in advancing solutions in areas where they can be most helpful. The region needs everyone’s insight, resources and influence to approach this specific community visioning work!

The Workforce Talent Summit is open to all business professionals and community members of Greater Mankato. Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required, to help the task force better prepare for the event. Deadline to register is noon Monday, January 16, 2017. There will be a follow-up session in approximately six weeks.

To help ensure you are able to fully engage in this discussion, we invite you to review these pre-summit activities:
STEP 1: REVIEW the 2020 Talent Forecast
STEP 2: REVIEW the Strategic Framework
STEP 3: REGISTER and select your top two strategic area preferences


Map to South Central College