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February 05, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (February 5, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which includes the four business units — Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam — will host an open house the morning of February 12, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:00 am at 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 100. The staff of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) moved out of their two prior locations at 10 and 12 Civic Center Plaza and into their...
January 22, 2019
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn. (January 22, 2019) — One of Minnesota’s largest adult volleyball tournaments returns to greater Mankato for its fifth straight year. The Mankorah Coed Volleyball Tournament is a two-day event held on February 16-17, 2019 attracting teams of various competition levels throughout Minnesota and surrounding states including Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Last year, the double-elimination tournament brought together 68 teams and more...
January 08, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
GREATER MANKATO GROWTH, INC. PRESIDENT AND CEO JONATHAN ZIERDT TO STEP DOWNAfter 14 years at the helm, Zierdt will pass the torch   MANKATO (Jan. 8, 2019) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) President and CEO Jonathan Zierdt today announced that he will step down on March 15 to focus on his health and the pursuit of personal interests.  Zierdt has led the organization he helped develop since its inception in 2007. The GMG board of directors...
January 03, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (January 3, 2019) – Jaci Sprague, the 2018 Greater Mankato Growth Young Professional of the Year, will begin February 1 as the Director of Business & Community Relations for Greater Mankato Growth. While not a new position at Greater Mankato Growth, it is a redesign of the previous Member Relations Director position. Ms. Sprague’s primary responsibility will be to build and maintain positive relationships with Greater Mankato...
January 02, 2019
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (January 2, 2019) – Emmy Forsyth, a Mankato native who has spent eight years working in southern California, will return to Mankato to serve as Greater Mankato Growth’s first-ever Talent Resources Liaison. Ms. Forsyth will begin working remotely January 21, while moving her family back to Mankato; with her physical presence here no later than March 1.   This appointment brings to life to a recent GMG Board action to fund this...
December 20, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (December 20, 2018) –  The City of Mankato and Greater Mankato Growth are now providing online information for two Opportunity Zones tax incentives. The incentives were part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designed to spur economic development and job creation using untapped capital gains to invest in economically distressed census tracts nationwide. The details put into perspective the zones and their linkage to the...
December 10, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (December 10, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth will host a free luncheon forum, “What Minnesota Can Learn from Germany on Energy Policy” on December 14 in Heritage Hall at South Central College's North Mankato Campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am with the program running from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Over the past several years, legislative leaders from across the region — including Senators Rosen, Frentz, and Senjem — have connected...
October 31, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, Minn. (October 31, 2018) – Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame announces a new award this year. The Legacy Award honors private sector businesses that have been in business in the Greater Mankato region for ten years or more and have previously received the designation Hall of Fame inductee. The inaugural award recipient for the 2018 Legacy Award is BAMCO - McDonald’s of Mankato.  This award is designed to call...
October 30, 2018
GreenSeam
  Mankato, MINN (October 30, 2018) – GreenSeam is excited to host the 36th annual Rural Legislative Forum – The Truth About Food, on December 6th, 2018 at the Verizon Center in Mankato, Minnesota. This premier annual reception and dinner event joins key public leaders with a wide-range of attendees from the agriculture sector – from producers, to manufacturing, to professional services, to education and research – in candid conversations...
October 18, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (October 18, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the September 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,858 jobs or 3.2% year over year in the month of September, which led all metropolitan areas in the state.  This is the ninth straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth.  The 3.2%...

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