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August 27, 2015
MANKATO, MINN. (August 26, 2015) – Greater Mankato Growth’s website, greatermankato.com, has always been more than just a website for the organization; it serves the entire Greater Mankato marketplace with an emphasis on the business community and providing critical business information. From current and potential businesses and residents, to members of Greater Mankato Growth, the site aims to serve many. “The website is intentionally...
August 25, 2015
Mankato, MINN. (August 25, 2015) The Impact of Ag Business in Greater Mankato event will engage the Greater Mankato Growth Young Professionals (YPs), a group of more than 170 individuals, in a conversation and tour on what goes into modern agriculture. From production to manufacturing, distribution, education and service providers, there is more than what traditionally comes to mind involved in agriculture. While the population on the world...
August 20, 2015
  Mankato, MINN (August 20, 2015) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) recently released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of July revealing year-over-year growth for the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The MSA gained 518 jobs (1%) from July of 2014, growing from 53,598 jobs to 54,116 jobs. Following seasonal trends, jobs dipped from June to July...
August 18, 2015
  MANKATO, MINN. (August 18, 2015) - Greater Mankato Growth is organizing a breakfast keynoted by Congressman Tim Walz Tuesday, August 25 from 7:30 – 9:00 am at Country Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Center by Carlson. Congressman Walz will update attendees on the latest issues in Washington D.C. impacting businesses and our region including the Farm Bill, budget and taxes, health care, immigration, transportation and others. There...
August 05, 2015
(June 17, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. – Greater Mankato Growth released its new community video Greater Mankato – The Way to Grow today. The five-minute video, the result of more than a year of creative work, highlights the wide spectrum of the marketplace’s attributes including livability, vast education and health care systems, existing business sectors and economic successes. The video targets those who aren’t familiar with the region to give them...
July 27, 2015
MANKATO, MINN (July 27, 2015) – More than 50 members of the Greater Mankato Young Professionals, a program of Greater Mankato Growth, will participate in a Nonprofit Leadership Workshop this Wednesday, July 29 from 8 am – Noon in Heritage Hall at South Central College, 1920 Lee Blvd., North Mankato. “Young professionals today want to have an active role in the development of the community in which they live and work. This event will provide...
July 20, 2015
MANKATO, MN – Danielle Duffey has been selected as Visit Mankato’s new Convention Sales Director. Duffey will start with Visit Mankato July 27th. Duffey is a lifetime resident of Mankato who truly loves the area and is well aware of the community’s tourism amenities. She views it as an opportunity to mix her personal desires to be a formal advocate for the destination with her professional skills and experience"Given my experience and passion...
July 16, 2015
July 16, 2015  The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of June today. Jobs reached the highest number on record during a June for the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Jobs totaled 55,851, up 555 jobs compared to June of 2014. This month also bucked seasonal trends seeing a rise in numbers from May to June where...
July 09, 2015
(July 9, 2015) The announcement Wednesday by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that Minnesota's Medical Manufacturing Partnership is one of 12 communities nationwide selected has a major local impact. The designation means the partnership - which includes Greater Mankato Growth and South Central College - is now eligible for federal aid and support to accelerate manufacturing growth and create jobs. Jonathan Zierdt, president & CEO of Greater...
June 29, 2015
(June 29, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. – Greater Mankato Growth will host a free ADA Compliance & Your Business conference call on Tuesday, July 14 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Margot Imdieke Cross, Accessibility Specialist with the Minnesota State Council on Disability, and Steve Schmidt, Attorney with the Disability Law Center, will provide information and resources on ADA Compliance and how to make readily achievable modifications to businesses....

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