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August 21, 2018
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—Volunteers are such an important part of making the Mankato Marathon presented by Mayo Clinic Health System run smoothly. Approximately 275 volunteer positions like handing out water at a water stop, interacting with people in the Hy-Vee Kidz Zone and marshaling along the course are available. Thanks to MTU Onsite Energy, the official Mankato Marathon volunteer sponsor, volunteers will receive a shirt, gloves and snacks. If an...
August 20, 2018
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is in the running as a top half marathon in the nation on The BibRave 100 list again in 2018. The Mankato Half Marathon has been selected through the nomination process for The BibRave 100, a definitive list of the top races in America. It will recognize the top 20 half marathons in the country, with the top five being ranked and a winner being crowned, as well as...
August 16, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (August 16, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the July 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 3,808 jobs or 6.9% year over year in the month of July, which led all metropolitan areas in the state. This is the seventh straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth.  The total employment...
August 15, 2018
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.— Long-term cancer patient and Minnesota runner Don Wright will participate in the Minnesota Senior Games Thursday through Sunday in Mankato. Wright, a 77-year-old Stillwater resident diagnosed with a rare blood cancer, is entered in the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter races during the Minnesota Senior Games. While he has already qualified for the 2019 National Senior Games in four other states, Wright registered for the...
August 14, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
MANKATO, MINN. (August 14, 2018)  -  Greater Mankato Growth will host a luncheon with keynote speaker, Matt Birk – Former Minnesota Vikings Center, for the “What Makes Teams Great” leadership event on Thursday, September 6 from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Mr. Birk will share commonalities that successful teams share, as well as how to achieve them in your organization. Matt Birk has the intelligence to provide excellent content and the personality that...
July 19, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (July 19, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the June 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 2,535 jobs or 4.5% year over year in the month of June, which led all metropolitan areas in the state. This is the sixth straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth. Private employment continues to...
July 17, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (July 17, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth announces that it will host candidate forums for those running in the August 14th, 2018 primary election for City of Mankato Mayor & City Council and Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners. With the extraordinary number of candidates participating in this year’s primary election for local races, Greater Mankato Growth is hosting these forums to ensure that the public has an opportunity...
July 09, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (July 9, 2018) – The staff of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG), which includes the four business units — Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam — have moved out of their two prior locations at 10 and 12 Civic Center Plaza and are now located in their permanent and unified home in the Graif Building at 3 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 100. This is a year of excitement and many changes for the...
June 20, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, Minn. (June 20, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Baker to vice president and director of Government and Institutional Affairs at GMG. In his expanded role, Baker will have the added responsibilities for overall performance of GMG and its four business units (Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam) and he will serve as lead support to Jonathan...
June 14, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (June 14, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the May 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,286 jobs or 2.2% year over year in the month of May, which led all metropolitan areas in the state.  This is the fifth straight month of Mankato-North Mankato leading the state in job growth. Goods Producing sector (...

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