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May 01, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Below is a joint statement from Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. and Patrick Baker, Director of Government & Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth regarding the allocation of $400 million in Corridors of Commerce project funding, which was unveiled May 1. “Today’s announcement that Highway 14 was shut out of the latest round of Corridors of Commerce funding is obviously terribly disappointing....
April 24, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
              2018 Songs on the Lawn Begins June 7 Presented by: MANKATO, MINN (April 23, 2018) -  Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce the 15th annual Songs on the Lawn – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place each Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza, starting June 7, 2018. Parking is available around the...
April 06, 2018
Mankato, MINN (April 6, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth presents the 2018 Economic Forecast luncheon featuring Hans Olsen, Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Strategy of Stifel, on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:30 am in the Ellerbe Room at the Verizon Center. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am, program begins at 12:00 pm and will conclude at 1:00 pm. Mr. Olsen will join us to help make sense of what's going on in the economy. Hans will...
March 22, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (March 22, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the February 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,641 jobs or 2.9% year over year in the month of February, which led all metropolitan areas in the state for the second straight month. The MSA added over 1,600 jobs in January as well.  Goods Producing sector (...
March 13, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
 Mankato, MINN (March 13, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) and it’s Greater Mankato Growth business unit unveiled new logos at the March 8 Annual Meeting. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. hasn’t had any visual identification in the past, so this is a new visual word mark. Greater Mankato Growth’s logo has been refreshed with a vibrant new look and feel. Announced late in 2017, all four of the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.....
March 08, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (March 8, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the January 2018 employment figures today, along with audited figures for previous years. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,636 jobs or 2.9% year over year in the month of January, which led all metropolitan areas in the state.   The audited figures corrected the preliminary estimate that the...
February 01, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
MANKATO, MINN. (February 1, 2018)  -  Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam announce their 2017 Volunteer of the Year award recipients. John Hemstock, Maureen Waltman, Randy Zellmer and Jodie Hermer 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,...
January 23, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (January 23, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth, in partnership with CliftonLarsonAllen, is hosting a free event titled “Tax Reform Planning Strategies – Unlocking the Mysteries of the New Tax Bill.” With passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress enacted the most significant federal tax legislation passed in more than three decades and will have sweeping impacts on every type of taxpayer. This event will ensure that both...
January 04, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, Minn. (January 4, 2018) 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 ideal that all people should be treated fairly and...
December 21, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (December 21, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the November 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,085 jobs or 1.9% year over year in the month of November.     Additionally, as is customary, DEED updated last month’s employment figures for October 2017.  With the update, for the first time ever, the Greater...

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