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October 23, 2013
  MANKATO Minn. (October 23, 2013) – Each year Greater Mankato Growth, along with Visit Mankato and the City Center Partnership, recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and professionals at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame. This year’s event will be held on November 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Center. Honorees for 2013 include: Greater Mankato Growth Awards Hall of Fame: Lidstrom Commercial...
October 15, 2013
Mankato, MINN (October 15, 2013) – Manufacturing has evolved significantly over the years. Area residents will have an opportunity to see how the industry looks today at the Tour of Manufacturing of South Central Minnesota on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The annual event is organized by the Economic Growth Collaborative of South Central Minnesota and sponsored by Eide Bailly and MTU Onsite Energy, as part of Minnesota...
October 09, 2013
Mankato, MINN (October 9, 2013) – Profiles of candidates participating in the November 5, 2013 local elections are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankatoelections.com. The information was provided directly from the candidates vying for Mankato Area Public School Board, as well as seats in Saint Peter including Mayor, City Council and School Board. “When Greater Mankato Growth adopted its new public affairs...
October 03, 2013
Marks First Issue Considered Under New Public Affairs Structure   Mankato, MINN (October 4, 2013) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is offering its endorsement to the Mankato Area Public Schools’ November 5, 2013 facilities bond referendum. “Our members recognize that our community’s school system is a key asset in economic development and a vital impetus to the overall growth and vitality of Greater Mankato. Passage of this referendum will...
October 02, 2013
Mankato, MINN (October 2, 2013) – In September, the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) made an announcement on the state’s high growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2011 and 2012, along with the performance of Minnesota’s five Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), DEED reported that the MSA with the highest GDP growth...
September 26, 2013
Mankato-North Mankato MSA is 64th in nation and 5th in the Upper Midwest Mankato, MINN (September 25, 2013) - The Cost of Doing Business in Greater Mankato is lower than the national average and competitive with other MSAs in the Upper Midwest. According to Moody’s Analytics 2012 North American Business Cost Review, the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), has an overall Cost of Doing Business index of 81, which means it...
September 19, 2013
Mankato, MINN (September 19, 2013) –  The Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 722 jobs from August 2012 to this year, a 1.5% year over year increase, with the Private Sector jobs increasing by 1.5% and Public Sector increasing by 1.2%.  Month to month numbers from July to August of this year followed a typical season trend, reduced by 470 jobs, less than 1%. “It is reassuring that we continue to follow typical...
September 18, 2013
MANKATO Minn. (September 18, 2013) – The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute is celebrating a milestone today, with the start of its 30th class. The Leadership Institute, a program of Greater Mankato Growth, provides the community’s emerging leaders with comprehensive training focused on developing professional, personal and community leadership skills. This year’s class includes 43 current and emerging leaders from a variety of area...
September 16, 2013
Mankato, MINN (September 16, 2013) –  There’s just one week left to nominate a deserving business or professional for the awards that will be presented at this year’s Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame. The deadline to submit nominations to Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato and the City Center partnership for the following awards is Monday, September 23. Greater Mankato Growth Awards include the Greater Mankato Business...
August 15, 2013
Mankato, MINN (August 15, 2013) –  When it comes to judging the economic strength of a region relative to jobs, one of the best sources is CES data, which measures the number of paid employees in a particular region, excluding self-employment and farm jobs. According to the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment an Economic Development, the number of jobs in the Mankato-North Mankato...

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