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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...
October 23, 2012
MANKATO, MINN. (October 23, 2012) – Greater Mankato Growth has named Shannon Gullickson its new Talent Programs Director. As Director, Gullickson will be chiefly responsible for two programs: the Greater Mankato Young Professionals and Greater Mankato Leadership Institute. “I am excited to share my passion for Greater Mankato with today’s current and future leaders,” said Gullickson. “I am looking forward to facilitating quality learning and...
October 18, 2012
  Mankato, MINN (October 18, 2012) – 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 CES numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the number of jobs in the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area...

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