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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...
July 24, 2012
MANKATO, MINN. (July 24, 2012) - The Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) Board of Directors recently approved the organization’s plan to invest $390,000 over the next three years to raise the region’s profile among decision makers in St. Paul and throughout the state. Approximately $225,000 of the additional funding necessary to execute the new plan will come from GMG’s reserves, with the remaining generated through new earned revenue.   “Over the...
July 19, 2012
Mankato, MINN (July 19, 2012) – In June the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)  had 1,400+ more jobs than the previous year and 1,000+ more jobs than the previous month, 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...
June 28, 2012
Forbes ranks Greater Mankato 11th of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” Mankato, MINN (June 28, 2012) – Forbes today released its list of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers,” ranking Mankato 11th best. Forbes considers a “small place” to be as Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a population less than 250,000. The Mankato MSA, which is officially known as the Mankato-North Mankato MSA and includes all of Blue Earth and...
June 28, 2012
Popular event extended into July Mankato, MINN (June 28, 2012) – The heat was on, but the humidity stayed down for today’s Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn presented by Xcel Energy.  There was another great crowd of community members who enjoyed food from various vendors, the shaded areas and great music by The DW3. There is still one more Songs on the Lawn event this season on Thursday, July 12 featuring music by The Divers. This is a make-...
June 11, 2012
MANKATO, Minn. (June 11, 2012) – The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Board of Directors today announced the contract renewal for the organization’s President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt. The new contract begins immediately and runs through the end of 2017. The Board of Directors began discussing the renewal of Zierdt’s contract several months ago, well in advance of the expiration of the current contract at the close of 2012. ”Our board members have...
June 01, 2012
Mankato, MINN (June 1, 2012) – Greater Mankato Growth is continuing its popular annual event, which many consider the official start of summer. Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn presented by Xcel Energy draws individuals from throughout the region to the City Center to enjoy a lunchtime filled with music, food and fun. The event takes place every Thursday in June from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Civic Center Plaza in front of Mankato’s...

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