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September 2014

September 29, 2014
Mankato, MINN (September 29, 2014) – The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released their 2013 Gross Domestic Product figures at the regional level. The Mankato - North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) showed continued growth of .8% from 2012 – 2013. Manufacturing, the largest portion of the MSA’s GDP not representing over 18%, grew by $23 million. However, many of the other detailed...
September 22, 2014
Mankato, MINN (September 22, 2014) – This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations, will once again host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed for...
September 18, 2014
Mankato, MINN (September 18, 2014) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of August today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) experienced a 2.6% growth rate in year-over-year numbers with a total of 54,356 jobs, up 1,369 jobs from August of 2013. The Mankato – North Mankato MSA’s growth rate of 2.6% in year-over...
September 16, 2014
MANKATO Minn. (September 17, 2014) – The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute, a program of Greater Mankato Growth, provides the community’s emerging leaders with comprehensive training focused on developing professional, personal and community leadership skills. This year’s class includes 40 current and emerging leaders from a variety of area businesses and organizations. The newest class to go through the Leadership Institute will start...
September 15, 2014
Mankato, MINN (September 15, 2014) – It’s time to celebrate and recognize what has been accomplished since the inception of the Envision 2020 Community Vision plan in 2006. Everyone from the community is invited to attend the E2020 Community Celebration Gathering on October 21, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Verizon Wireless Center. The meeting will also engage stakeholders in strategizing for the desired future state of the community....
September 11, 2014
Mankato, MINN (September 11, 2014) – Greater Mankato Growth will host a State of the Cities forum on September 30 from 7:30 – 9:00 am at Heritage Hall of South Central College. This breakfast event will provide a unique opportunity for the public to hear from a panel of leaders from the cities of Mankato and North Mankato as they share their thoughts on the community's social and economic climate along with their vision for the future of Greater...
September 08, 2014
Mankato, Minn. (September 8, 2014) Richelle Ballenger has been selected as Greater Mankato Growth’s (GMG) new Marketing & Communications Assistant. Previously, Richelle was a workflow analyst at Carlson Craft, where she was responsible for managing hundreds of customer service inquires and responsiveness in real time. She took that role knowing no one had done the job before her, writing and exceeding expectations. Such design and...
September 02, 2014
Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato, Community Engagement Office and the Career Development Center will hold the annual Greater Mankato Campus & Community Fair this Thursday, September 4 from 10 am - 1 pm, in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Myers Field House.    All higher education students from the region are invited to attend. The event will welcome incoming students to Greater Mankato...
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