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February 10, 2014
          (February 10, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth is proud to bring Leadercast®, a live broadcast of nine world-renowned leaders presented by Center for Business and Industry, a division of South Central College May 9, from 7 am – 3:30 pm, at South Central College. Leadercast is a one-day leadership conference broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia to more than 100,000 new and emerging leaders at hundreds of sites...
January 28, 2014
(January 28, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth is organizing a breakfast keynoted by Congressman Tim Walz Friday, February 7 from 7:30 – 9:00 am at Country Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Center By Carlson.   Congressman Walz will update attendees on the latest issues in Washington D.C. impacting businesses and our region including budget and taxes, the Farm Bill, health care, immigration and transportation, among others....
January 23, 2014
Mankato, MINN (January 23, 2014) –  Job numbers for the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) continue their steady climb. Numbers released today from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) show that the MSA had 54,438 jobs for the month of December – the highest December total employment since 2007. This number is up 385 jobs year-over-year from December 2012 where the area held 54,053 jobs...
January 20, 2014
(January 20, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) will host an Agricultural Business Summit January 29 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The summit will convene key stakeholders to envision and strategize momentum in the already thriving agricultural epicenter.     “Agribusiness is vital to the growth and development of the Greater Mankato region,” said Greater Mankato Growth President & CEO...
January 09, 2014
Amy LindeAmanda Weldon(January 9, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is excited to announce its new Marketing & Communications team. Amy Linde, has been promoted to Marketing & Communications Director and Amanda Weldon has been hired as the Marketing & Communications Assistant. In the position of Marketing & Communications Director, Amy Linde will be responsible for providing leadership and execution of all...
December 19, 2013
Mankato, MINN (December 19, 2013) –  Job numbers for the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) continue their steady climb. Numbers released today from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) state that the MSA had 54,943 jobs for the month of November. This number is up 379 jobs year-over-year from November 2012 where the area held 54,564 jobs. The highlight of this month’s numbers is the...
December 05, 2013
Mankato, MINN (December 5, 2013) –On November 21 the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) published data on Local Area Personal Income for 2012. The Mankato – North Mankato MSA has seen a rise in per capita personal income from 2010-11 of 7.46% and from 2011–12 of 5.25%. From 2010–12 our MSA has also the seen the highest growth rate of per capita personal income among all Minnesota based MSA’s at 13.10%. This gain...
December 03, 2013
MANKATO, MINN (December 3, 2013) –The Nominating Committee for Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is currently seeking candidates to fill six seats on the organization’s board of directors: Two (2) directors from the Primary Economy (to include manufacturing, technology and information, communications, utilities, and/or construction)One (1) director from Professional Services (to include accounting, legal, engineering, architectural, health care, and...
November 21, 2013
Mankato, MINN (November 21, 2013) –  Job numbers reached a six year high in October for the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). With 55,029 jobs, the MSA is only 7 jobs shy of the highest-ever October job number of 55,036 in 2007.  “The performance of our marketplace continues to amaze,” said Greater Mankato Growth President & CEO. “Greater Mankato’s upward trajectory gives reason not only for optimism today, but...
November 14, 2013
Jonathan Zierdt, President& CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that three Highway 14 projects were among the finalists selected for Corridors of Commerce funding. “Today’s announcement by Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Transportation recognizes that Highway 14 is a critical “Corridor of Commerce” that connects southern Minnesota’s regional trade centers and...

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