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October 17, 2012
MANKATO Minn. (October 17, 2012) – Each year Greater Mankato Growth, along with the organization’s affiliates the Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City Center Partnership, honors an outstanding group of professionals and organizations at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame. This year’s event will be held on November 13 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Center. Honorees for 2012 include: ...
October 16, 2012
Mankato, MINN (October 16, 2012) – Manufacturers from throughout the region will once again open their doors to the public for the third annual Tour of Manufacturing of South Central Minnesota on Thursday, October 25 from Noon – 7 p.m. The event is organized by the Economic Growth Collaborative of South Central Minnesota and sponsored by Eide Bailly and the South Central WorkForce Council, as part of Minnesota Manufacturing Week October 22 - 28...
October 15, 2012
Greater Mankato Young Professionals present Kiwanis Holiday Lights Parade  Community Involvement Welcomed for the new Holiday Lights Parade (October 15, 2012) MANKATO, MINN. - The Greater Mankato Young Professionals in cooperation with The Kiwanis Holiday Lights will present the first annual Holiday Lights Parade on November 23 from 6 - 7 p.m. in Sibley Park in City Center Mankato, MN.  This illuminated parade will include a variety of...
September 20, 2012
Mankato, MINN (September 20, 2012) – With today’s release of  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Current Employment Statistics (CES), the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reached a significant milestone – the 24th straight month of year over year job gains. “Having two straight years of job gains is an incredible accomplishment for the Greater Mankato region,” said Greater Mankato Growth...
September 19, 2012
MANKATO, Minn. (September 19, 2012) – For the past 26 years, the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has provided our community’s emerging leaders with comprehensive training focused on developing professional, personal and community leadership skills. The 27th Leadership Institute class, which began today, is composed of 40 emerging leaders from a variety of area businesses and organizations. In their first session today, the Leadership...
September 19, 2012
MANKATO,  Minn. (September 19, 2012) – This election season, Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) will once again host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting business and the overall vitality of the region. Greater Mankato Growth has five forums scheduled thus far: Nicollet County Commissioner Candidate Forum - October 2, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.Saint Peter...
August 16, 2012
Mankato, MINN (August 16, 2012) – In July the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had 2,200 more jobs than the previous year (a 4.3% increase), according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Current Employment Statistics (CES) released today. 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...
August 02, 2012
MANKATO, MINN. (August 2, 2012) – Greater Mankato Growth’s website, greatermankato.com, has always been more than just a website for the organization; it serves the entire business community. It was with these businesses in mind that Greater Mankato Growth has enhanced the site. “This website really belongs to the business community, and we serve them,” said Greater Mankato Growth President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt.The new greatermankato.com is...
August 02, 2012
MANKATO, MINN. (August 2, 2012) – Greater Mankato Growth and GIS Planning announced the launch of GreaterMankatoProperties.com today, which provides powerful data to businesses interested in starting up, expanding or locating in the Greater Mankato region.  Using Geographic Information System (GIS) software, the website provides immediate access to available buildings and sites in the area, as well as in-depth community information that...
July 31, 2012
  (July 31, 2012) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth in cooperation with and Minnesota State University, Mankato will present the 5th Annual Greater Mankato Campus & Community Fair on August 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the MSU Fieldhouse.   The event, presented by Taylor Corporation and sponsored by Charter Communications, will welcome new and returning students to town and let them know about what products and services area...

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