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June 06, 2013
  (June 6, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. -  The crowd enjoyed music from The Bitterroot Band today, Thursday, June 6, at the 10th annual Songs on the Lawn presented by Xcel Energy. The rain stayed away as the children were entertained with activities by the Mankato Family YMCA and Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. The chilly weather made it possible to dance, hula hoop and sing along to popular tunes from The Bitterroot Band without breaking a...
June 04, 2013
  (June 4, 2013) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth celebrates the 10th annual Songs on the Lawn, with the same musical flavor and fun that is promised each year at this popular event. Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place every Thursday in June from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Center Plaza in front of Mankato’s Intergovernmental Center. Admission, with parking available in the Civic Center and...
May 16, 2013
Updated (Paragraph 3) Mankato, MINN (May 16, 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...
April 18, 2013
Mankato, MINN (April 18, 2013) – According to the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the number of jobs in the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in March grew by 757 jobs over the previous year (a 1.4% increase), with the public sector losing 97 jobs and the private sector gaining 854 jobs. Of the 854 private sector jobs gained,...
March 21, 2013
Mankato, MINN (March 21, 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 February grew by 1,142 jobs over the previous year (a 2.2% increase). Of the total jobs gained, 585 were private service producing ( 51%) and 449 were private goods producing (39%), with...
March 18, 2013
  MANKATO, MINN. (March 18, 2013) – As the Greater Mankato region has continued to grow, so has its impact on the economic vitality of the state. Letting state leaders know about Greater Mankato’s significance is what this week’s Greater Mankato at the Capitol event is all about. “This year’s delegation includes residents, business and community leaders from all walks of life, eager to share the story of Greater Mankato,” said Greater Mankato...
March 12, 2013
MANKATO, MINN. (March 12, 2013) – Greater Mankato Growth has named John F. Considine III to the position of Business Development Resource Manager. Considine’s in depth knowledge and mastery accessing, compiling and analyzing business information and data will provide a powerful enhancement to Greater Mankato Growth’s economic development work, as well as further the organization’s efforts to position the marketplace. His previous program...
March 05, 2013
Mankato, MINN (March 5, 2013) – According to the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had 1,000 more jobs this January 2013 than the same month last year. 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...
February 22, 2013
Mankato, MINN. (February 22, 2013) – The Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a 6.63% annual gain in its current Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 2010 – 2011. The MSA also had a ten year GDP gain of 57.8%. The information comes from 2011 MSA figures released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.           The Mankato-North Mankato MSA’s one year and 10 year GDP gains were the highest of any of Minnesota’s five...
February 13, 2013
Mankato, MINN (February 13, 2013) – 2012 was another year of growth for the Greater Mankato marketplace. “The individual strengths of the cities and counties here combine to create a powerful portfolio of combined assets, resulting in collective success for the region,” said Greater Mankato Growth President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt.   “This unique combination of assets includes access to a talented workforce, supply chain availability, industry...

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