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January 19, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
  Mankato, MINN (January 19, 2017) – The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) finished 2016 with another month of year-over-year job growth. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the December 2016 employment figures for the MSA today. The MSA saw a slight increase from December of 2015, up 0.1% or 56 jobs this year. These preliminary numbers are refined by the state next month....
January 06, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (January 6, 2017) – The Greater Mankato Growth’s Talent Task Force will host a business/community Workforce Talent Summit on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at South Central College from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. All businesses community members are invited to participate. Our economy is facing a critical workforce shortage. Over the next five years, employers – already struggling to fill open positions – will see this challenge accelerate due to...
January 05, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Recipients to be honored at Celebration on January 16 MANKATO, Minn. (January 5, 2017) The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Board announced the recipients of the annual Pathfinder, Young Pathfinder and Business Pathfinder Awards. The Pathfinder Award was created in 1986 to recognize individuals or organizations that, in the spirit of Dr. King, are initiators in the struggle for equal treatment and human rights. The award represents the...
December 29, 2016
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—On your mark, get set, go! Registration for the Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, will open January 5, 2017. All races—from the full marathon to the KidsK—have deep registration discounts. Registrants for the 5K to the full marathon will see more than 40 percent savings, representing a $37 discount for the full and half marathons. “We are excited to open up registration early again this year,” said Anna...
December 15, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (December 15, 2016) – The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) continued to outpace 2015 job figures in November. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the November 2016 employment figures for the MSA today. The MSA saw a slight increase from November of 2015, up 0.4% or 214 jobs this year. All sectors seem to be following seasonal trends. Goods Producing (Manufacturing)...
December 07, 2016
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—In 2016, the Mankato Marathon Charity Program raised nearly $31,000 for local charities. In 2017, the Mankato Marathon is again looking to include five charities. Applications for interested charities are now online at mankatomarathon.com/charity/2017-charities/. Applications are due by December 28, 2016. Through the Charity Program, five qualifying 501(c)(3) charities will be chosen to participate as Mankato Marathon Charities....
November 17, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (November 17, 2016) – The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a slight uptick in jobs for the month of October, up by 0.4% or 242 jobs as compared to October of 2015. The Greater Mankato area saw an all-time high for employment with 57,778 jobs. Mankato – North Mankato MSA has typically had a very strong 4th Quarter per seasonal trends. October has the highest levels of employment. The strength of the...
November 09, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (Novmeber 8, 2016) – Greater Mankato Growth is pleased to announce the 2016 Journeys of Leadership Event will take place on Monday, December 5, 2016 at five-thirty in the evening. Our esteemed guest speakers at the second annual Journeys of Leadership will be the Davis Family - Mark Davis, along with two of his sons Marty and Mitch. This annual dinner event spotlights leading business executives on the national and international...
November 08, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (Novmeber 7, 2016) – The Regional Economic Development Alliance will hold an important signing event on November 9, 2016 at the Greater Mankato Growth office to commemorate the renewal of the Alliance. The Greater Mankato regional marketplace includes Blue Earth and Nicollet counties and the communities immediately adjacent. Each of the communities and counties has its own unique strengths, which combined create a robust portfolio...
November 07, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (November 7, 2016) – Greater Mankato Growth is excited to congratulate and thank all of our members as we reach a new level of distinction in the state of Minnesota. At a special event held this afternoon, Greater Mankato Growth revealed it is now proudly serving 1,000 members.  Karen Toft, Member Relations Director, said “At our March Annual Meeting, we celebrated the region’s steady rise and economic performance of our...

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