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August 12, 2013
Mankato, MINN (August 12, 2013) – Each year Forbes releases its list of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers,” among all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the nation with populations less than 250,000. For 2013, the  Mankato-North Mankato MSA, ranked 10th in the nation on the list, moving up from 11th in 2012 and 25th in 2011. The Mankato-North Mankato MSA includes all of Blue Earth and Nicollet counties. “Greater Mankato has a...
August 09, 2013
First of Its Kind Seminar to be held on August 16 in Mankato   (August 9, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. -  One of the most important questions facing employers today is:  How to implement the Affordable Care Act, as well as make sense of its related health insurance options and their various costs?   On Friday, August 16, Greater Mankato Growth is bringing in top experts to provide businesses and organizations small and large with the critical...
July 30, 2013
MANKATO, Minn. (July 30, 2013) - Greater Mankato Growth was recognized for its commitment to retaining jobs as a partner of Grow Minnesota!, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s distinctive private-sector economic development program. Greater Mankato Growth is one of 60 local partners in the statewide network. “Grow Minnesota! celebrates 10 years of thanking businesses for investing in their communities and our state,” said Bill Blazar,...
July 18, 2013
Mankato, MINN (July 18, 2013) – 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 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in June grew by .8%. The net increase in jobs was 423, with the private sector gaining 769 jobs and the public sector losing 346.  When it comes to judging the economic strength of a region...
July 17, 2013
(July 17, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth is bringing in top experts on health care reform to bring businesses up to speed on the Affordable Care Act on Friday, August 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Center. The full day seminar will provide attendees with the tools they need to make critical decisions to comply with the law, while managing costs and providing sound benefits to employees. “While some parts of this...
July 16, 2013
(July 16, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth in cooperation with Minnesota State University, Mankato, Community Engagement Office and the Career Development Center will present the 6th Annual Greater Mankato Campus & Community Fair September 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Minnesota State Mankato Myers Field House.   The event will welcome new and returning students to town and let them know about what products and services area...
June 24, 2013
(June 24, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. – The 2013 session of the Minnesota Legislature saw a number of pieces of significant legislation passed that will impact business. Greater Mankato Growth is kicking off its monthly Public Affairs Issues Forums, with a panel of experts and local legislators explaining exactly what happened during this legislative session and what it all means The event will take place on June 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Country...
June 20, 2013
Mankato, MINN (June 20, 2013) – When it comes to judging the economic strength of a region relative to jobs, one of the best sources is Current Employment Statistics (CES) data, which measures the number of paid employees in a particular region, excluding self-employment and farm jobs. According to the CES data released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the number of jobs in the Mankato-North Mankato...
June 20, 2013
(June 20, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. – The lawn was packed despite the heat at the third Songs on the Lawn of the season today, Thursday, June 20. The event, presented by Xcel Energy, featured live music of The Pickup Boys entertaining the crowd. The children enjoyed coloring, tossing bean bags and many other activities provided by the YMCA and Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. Music by The Frye will close out the 10th annual Songs on the...
June 13, 2013
  (June 13, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. – Summer was in the air at the second Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn of the season today, Thursday, June 13, at the Civic Center Plaza. Families, co-workers and friends came to lunch in the sunshine with music from the returning band, The DW3, delicious food and activities. Kids enjoyed playing hopscotch, blowing bubbles and creating crafts with Mankato Family YMCA and Children’s Museum of Southern...

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