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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...
November 01, 2016
Mankato, MN (November 1, 2016) – The third quarter, July to October, was a little soft economically for Greater Mankato businesses especially in terms of profit which was down for 43 percent of those reporting, according to a survey conducted by Greater Mankato Growth. Businesses are forecasting a slightly better profit picture in the fourth quarter. For the three-month period compared to the same time last year, 65 percent said revenue was up...
October 20, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (October 20, 2016) – The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a total of 55,937 jobs, down 0.2%, or 134 jobs, as compared to September of 2015. This decline ended a 22-month streak of positive job growth.  The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the September 2016 Current Employment Statistics (CES) for the state of Minnesota and Minnesota based Metropolitan...
October 10, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (October 10, 2016) – Rosi Back has been selected as Greater Mankato Growth’s (GMG) new Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Rosi brings with her a strong background in various marketing and design roles that will be a vibrant addition to the team. She has a degree in and more than nine years experience in graphic design, marketing promotions and developing marketing communication strategies for multiple industries with...
October 10, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, Minn. (October 5, 2016) – Each year Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which includes Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato and City Center Partnership, recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and professionals at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame presented by ISG. This year’s event will be held on November 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Verizon Wireless Center. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is proud to announce...
October 07, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (October 7, 2016) – Profiles of candidates participating in the November 8, 2016 elections in our region are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankatoelections.com. The information was provided directly from the candidates vying for office.  “Greater Mankato Growth strives to serve as a non-partisan information intermediary, providing education, resources and opportunities for engagement on public...
October 05, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, Minn. (October 4, 2016) - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Board is seeking nominations for 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 or action takers in the struggle for equal treatment, human rights and non-violence. The award represents the ideal that all people...
October 05, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (October 4, 2016) – Public meetings will be held in Mankato and North Mankato this month to inform voters on the proposed extension of the local sales tax in each city. At this year’s general election on November 8th voters in both Mankato and North Mankato will decide on a referendum that would extend the existing half-percent sales tax in each city until 2038. All members of the public are invited to attend these...
September 22, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (September 22, 2016) – From 2014 to 2015, the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) had the fastest growing economy in the state of Minnesota with Real GDP growth of 3.2%. Looking across the country, the Mankato-North Mankato MSA had the 3rd fastest GDP growth of the 32 MSAs in the upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota) and the 87th fastest out...
September 21, 2016
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The My Bold Walk registration deadline has been extended to October 5. “We are very excited to add this special, one-of-a-kind event to the Mankato Marathon weekend. My Bold Walk is for people who are not runners and even for people who have a hard time walking,” said Mark Bongers, CEO of Final Stretch, Inc. “The course is designed and supported to assist a wide variety of walkers. Come join us and be part of the Mankato Marathon...

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