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August 29, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MN (August 31, 2016) Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is pleased to announce the selection of Bridget Norland as its new Director of Marketing & Communications. Since joining GMG at the start of the year, Bridget has immediately added value to our members and business community, our stakeholders, collaborators; as well as initiated new marketing and communications tools, programs and services.  Her degree in graphic design and 10+...
August 18, 2016
City Center Partnership
MANKATO, MN (August 18, 2016) — The CityArt program, a joint initiative of the City Center Partnership and Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, announces the dedication of The Mni Mural on Wednesday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. Created by Julie Johnson-Fahrforth (lead artist), Michael Cimino, Ann Judkins, Andrew Judkins and Craig Nagel, the 500’ mural depicts the Minnesota River before settlement. “Mni” means “water” in the Dakota language.  A brief...
August 18, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (August 18, 2016) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of July today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a total of 54,993 jobs, up 1.7%, or 924 jobs, from last July. This marks the largest total employment increase in July since 2011. The private sector reached an all-time high for the...
August 18, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (August 18, 2016) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of July today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a total of 54,993 jobs, up 1.7%, or 924 jobs, from last July. This marks the largest total employment increase in July since 2011. The private sector reached an all-time high for the month...
August 08, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (August 8, 2016)—Today Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., along with the community volunteers serving on the Sales Tax Extension Committee, launched a public education campaign known as Growing a Greater Mankato to inform voters about the proposed extension of the existing local 0.5% sales tax by the Cities of Mankato and North Mankato. On the November 8, 2016 ballot, voters in both cities will be asked to extend this existing local...
July 21, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (July 21, 2016) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of July today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a total of 56,694 jobs, up 2.4%, or 1,333 jobs, from last July. The MSA has not seen June job figures like this in quite some time. The total number of jobs has not increased from May to...
July 21, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
(July 21, 2016) MANKATO, MINN. – Greater Mankato Growth is proud to host “Saving Money by Saving Energy” as part of our Greater Mankato Public Affairs Forum Series. The event will take place on July 28 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Country Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Center by Carlson (1900 Premier Drive). Registration is required by June 26 at Noon at greatermankao.com/public-affairs-forum-series. The cost to attend, including...
July 08, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
(July 7, 2016) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth held the fifth and last event for the 13th annual Songs on the Lawn earlier this week – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place every Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza. Parking available around the city center free of charge.             The June 30 event was...
June 24, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth
(June 23, 2016) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth held the fourth of a series of five events for the 13th annual Songs on the Lawn earlier this week – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place every Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza. Parking available around the city center free of charge.             Thursday’s...
June 20, 2016
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
New brand unveiled and public launch celebrated todayMankato, MINN (June 20, 2016) – Today during a press conference a new identity was unveiled for the locally known initiative previously known as Project Ag Business EpiCenter (ABE). The GreenSeam will build on existing ag business prominence and maximize a growing economic marketplace to become known asremier ag business epicenter in the United States - the most diverse, balanced and...

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