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January 31, 2013
MANKATO, MINN (January 31, 2013) – Greater Mankato Growth is once again giving voters an opportunity to learn more about candidates on the website greatermankatoelections.com.The final slate of candidates vying for the District 19A Minnesota House of Representatives seat in the February 12 special election were invited to complete an online questionnaire, with their responses appearing on the website exactly as they were submitted by the...
January 21, 2013
Saint Peter, Minnesota (January 21, 2013) – A candidate forum is planned for February 5, one week before the February 12 special election, to fill the vacant legislative seat in district 19A.  The forum will be held at the Nicollet County Historical Society's Treaty Site at 7:30 p.m.  The Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce, Greater Mankato Growth and the Saint Peter League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring the event.  The public is invited to...
January 17, 2013
Mankato, MINN (January 17, 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 an average monthly job gain of 1,220 jobs, when comparing all months of 2011 to all months of 2012 – a reasonable gain of 2.3%. At 53,944 jobs, it’s also the highest annual average job number since 2008...
January 14, 2013
MANKATO, Minn. (January 14, 2012) The 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration will be held Monday, January 21, at Halling Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center of  Minnesota State University, Mankato. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’ oeuvres and social time. The formal program starts at 6:15 p.m. with the presentation of Scholarships and Pathfinder Awards. This year’s Pathfinder Award recipients are:...
December 20, 2012
Mankato, MINN (November 20, 2012) – 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 November grew by nearly 1,200 over the previous year (a 2.2% increase). In addition to this being the 27th consecutive month of year over year job gains for the region, it is also...
December 18, 2012
Mankato, Minn. (December 18, 2012) – For 27 years the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has provided comprehensive leadership training with a personal, professional and community focus. As part of this nine month program, one session is dedicated entirely to leadership through community service. This year’s community service day is this Wednesday, December 19, with the class learning from area experts in the morning and then engaging in a...
December 07, 2012
MANKATO, MINN (December 7, 2012) –The Nominating Committee for Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is currently seeking candidates to fill six seats on the organization’s board of directors: One (1) director from the Primary Economy (to include manufacturing, technology and information, communications, utilities, and/or construction)Two (2) directors from Professional Services (to include accounting, legal, engineering, architectural, health care, and...
November 15, 2012
Mankato, MINN (November 15, 2012) – 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 October grew by nearly 800 jobs over the previous year (a 1.5% increase). This is the 26th connesecutive month of year over year job gains for the region. When it comes to judging...
November 06, 2012
MANKATO Minn. (November 5, 2012) – Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) and the South Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are teaming up to celebrate entrepreneurs and inventors during Global Entrepreneur Week November 12 - 16. During the week, new and emerging businesses can attend business-focused workshops, learn about new tools and initiatives, access resources abundant in our area and much more. “Global Entrepreneurship Week gives...
October 25, 2012
MANKATO, MINN. (October 25, 2012) – Patrick Baker has been named the new Director of Government & Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth. In this newly created position, Baker will serve as the relationship manager on behalf of the Greater Mankato area and will work with area lawmakers as well as with legislators and influential leaders from across the state to raise awareness of our regional center and its importance to the state...

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