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September 2015

September 23, 2015
Mankato, MINN. (September 23, 2015) – The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released their 2014 Gross Domestic Product figures at the regional level. The Mankato - North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) showed growth of .34% from 2013 – 2014 for a total of $4,094,000 (Real GDP). Real GDP accounts for inflation and uses the value of a dollar from 2009. It is a useful measure when looking at...
September 17, 2015
Mankato, MINN (September 17, 2015) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of August revealing continued growth in the number of jobs in the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The MSA experienced 1.5% year-over-year growth, a gain of 785 jobs (54,488 total jobs). The gain also marks a milestone for the MSA, 36 months...
September 16, 2015
Greater Mankato Growth is pleased to announce that John Jimenez, a top executive with British Petroleum (BP), Mankato area native and alumnus of Loyola Catholic School Mankato, will be the featured guest speaker at the inaugural Journeys of Leadership event on October 20. This new annual dinner event spotlights leading business executives on the national and international stage in candid conversations about their road to success and insights on...
September 11, 2015
Mankato, MINN (September 11, 2015) – Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce its next Public Affairs Forum Series event, a luncheon with Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on October 8. This is a truly unique event to interact with one of the nation's most influential economic policy makers. President Kocherlakota will provide a keynote address on the basics of the Federal Reserve System, how the Fed...
September 09, 2015
MANKATO, MINN. (September 9, 2015) – Megan Flanagan has recently been selected as the City Center Partnership Director. Megan comes to the position with more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and government sector which includes many of those years in strong leadership roles. Megan recently located to Greater Mankato from the Iowa City area. She most recently was Managing Director for the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and...
September 03, 2015
Mankato, MINN (September 3, 2015) – Greater Mankato Growth will host a State of the Cities forum on September 18 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...
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