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June 2014

June 26, 2014
          (June 26, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. – The sun was out for the most attended Songs on the Lawn yet this year. The popular band, The Last Revel, performed a nice mix of folk and bluegrass music on Thursday, June 26. Children enjoyed drawing on the sidewalks, playing with bean bags, bowling and other entertainment.   Co-workers and friends gathered on the lawn and sidewalks in Civic Center Plaza to enjoy local cuisine from: The Loose...
June 19, 2014
(June 19, 2014) MANKATO, MINN – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of May today. The Mankato – North Mankato MSA experienced 2.0% growth in year-over-over numbers with a total of 55,477 jobs. A significant factor in the growth experienced in the marketplace is attributed to gains in private sector jobs. The MSA experienced 3.6% year-over...
June 19, 2014
              (June 19, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. – Due to the weather, Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn has been cancelled for today, Thursday, June 19 and rescheduled for Thursday, July 10.  Songs on the Lawn is an annual event hosted by Greater Mankato Growth and presented by Xcel Energy that allows co-workers, families and friends the opportunity to listen to live music, purchase food from a variety of local vendors and enjoy...
June 16, 2014
Greater Mankato Growth (GMG), along with the current partners of the Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) are excited to announce the City of North Mankato will be joining the partnership on July 1, 2014. North Mankato joins existing REDA members: the cities of Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Le Sueur, Madison Lake, Mankato, Saint Peter and Blue Earth County. In 2009, the REDA began with a group of communities and counties joining together...
June 13, 2014
(June 13, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth was recently ranked by membership number, six out of 25 on The List: Chambers of Commerce in Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. This is the first time the annual list has been inclusive of Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Because Greater Mankato Growth is a regional organization located in the Mankato – North Mankato MSA, comprised of Blue Earth and Nicollet counties, they appeared on...
June 12, 2014
              Second Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn a Success Next Week’s Songs will Feature Organic Cowboys      (June 12, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  The annual Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth and presented by Xcel Energy, was packed with friends and family on Thursday, June 12. The lawn was filled with chairs and blankets to sit on as Ben Marti Jazztet performed up-beat instrumentals, children hula-hooped and...
June 05, 2014
                Songs on the Lawn Proves to be an Annual Hit Next Week’s Songs will Feature Ben Marti Trio      (June 5, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth hosted the first Songs on the Lawn of the season, presented by Xcel Energy, on Thursday, June 5. String Theory offered folksy musical entertainment throughout the event and area businesses lined the sidewalks with their booths. Friends and families packed Civic...
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