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May 01, 2017
Visit Mankato
  MANKATO, Minn.—Cheer Teams are part of what makes the Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, recognized as the top marathon in Minnesota worth traveling for and the best half marathon in the state. “Our cheer teams are a true statement of our community involvement with the marathon,” said Anna Thill, president of Visit Mankato. Being part of a Cheer Team is a fun bonding activity for businesses, clubs, organizations,...
April 28, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The next session of iPLAY, presented by the Mankato Sports Commission, will be July 24.   Local sports groups and organizations are invited to join the Mankato Sports Commission for iPLAY IV, sponsored by Tav on the Ave and the Mankato MoonDogs, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 24 at Tav on the Ave. The group will then make a short walk over to Franklin Rogers Ballpark for a Mankato MoonDogs game. All attendees will receive one free...
April 20, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (April 20, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the March 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a loss of 171 jobs or 0.3% year over year in the month of March. However, this was the second month of growth in Goods Producing (manufacturing) occupations. The sector again grew by 2.5% year over year in March. There appears to be...
April 11, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, Minn.—The 2017 Minnesota Senior Games will take place in the Mankato area May 18-21 at venues throughout the community. Athletes ages 50+ as of the 2017 calendar year are eligible to compete in any of the more than 20 sports and competitions and 50+ events throughout the four days of competition. Athletes are broken down into age groups based on the National Senior Games criteria with medals awarded to the top three in each event...
March 23, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (March 23, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the February 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a loss of 120 jobs or 0.2 percent year-over-year in the month of February. This is the fifth straight month of year-over-year employment decline. Recent announcements of imminent closures have impacted employment figures as the...
March 10, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN.(March 10, 2017) –Susan Jameson will join Greater Mankato Growth as the new Administrative Assistant, following the retirement of SharleneVrtacnik. Susan and her family are new to the Greater Mankato community. Her professional background includes having served as an Administrative Assistant for the COO and CFO of the Bristol, Tennessee Regional Medical Center, as well as for the VP of Academic and Student Affairs at St. Ambrose...
March 10, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (March 10, 2017) – Greater Mankato Growth will host the second business/community Workforce Talent Summit on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at South Central College from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. All businesses and community members are invited to participate. The initial Talent Summit was held on January 17 and now has more than 150 volunteers actively involved in developing response plans and actions in each of the five key areas of focus....
March 09, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (March 10, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released both the January 2017 employment figures as well as revised figures for the previous 21 months yesterday. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a loss of 153 jobs or 0.3% year over year in the month of January. Revised figures for the Greater Mankato area increased the 2016 average annual employment figures by 1...
February 10, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MN (February 10, 2017) – The fourth quarter, October to December, was strong for the Greater Mankato economy. The strong end of the year was forecasted in the previous economic barometer survey also, as businesses projected that nearly all metrics would be up versus the same time last year. For the three-month period compared to the same time last year, 67.5 percent said revenue was up or the same and employment level was steady with...
January 27, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (January 27, 2017)  -  Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato and City Center Partnership announce their 2016 Volunteer of the Year award recipients. David Wittenberg, Sandra Oachs and Betty Ouren have made outstanding contributions to our organizations by demonstrating leadership through service and volunteerism as well as making contributions to the betterment of the community’s quality of life, business environment and economic...

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