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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...
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...

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