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June 13, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Presented by: Greater Mankato GrowthKicks off Summer Concert Series June 14thSongs on the Lawn will Feature Music from Kind Country MANKATO, MINN. (June 13, 2018)- The annual Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth, kicked off the free summer concert series on Thursday, June 7th. The Civic Center Plaza lawn was filled with friends, family and co-workers with their chairsand blankets as The Jeremy Poland band performed a...
June 12, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (June 12, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth, in partnership with GreenSeam, will host a free Public Affairs Forum luncheon on June 20 titled Free Trade and the Impact on Minnesota. With international trade supporting more than a quarter million jobs in Minnesota, the current turmoil in the international trade system poses significant risks for the state. We’re pleased to be joined by experts from the Heritage Foundation in Washington...
May 30, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (May 30, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth will host a Public Affairs Forum with our regional legislators recapping the 2018 Legislative Session. This breakfast forum will take place on May 31 at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, 100 Warren Street, Mankato, in their 5th floor training room. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am and the program begins at 8:00 am. Greater Mankato Growth’s Public Affairs Forum Series brings together compelling...
May 21, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (May 21, 2018) – Following are statements from Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. and Patrick Baker, Director of Government & Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth regarding last night’s Legislative passage of the bonding bill which approved funding for Corridors of Commerce to finish the four-lane expansion of Highway 14 from Owatonna to Dodge Center. “Highway 14 connects the...
May 17, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (May 17, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the April 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 901 jobs or 1.6% year over year in the month of April. Mankato-North Mankato has had the highest job growth among all metropolitan areas in the state for each month of 2018. Additionally, Greater Mankato is the only...
May 15, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
(May 15, 2018) MANKATO, MINN. – Fayetteville, Arkansas has been selected as the destination for this year’s Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation Inter-City Leadership Visit (ICLV), an initiative of Greater Mankato Growth. A delegation of business and community leaders will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas October 10-12, 2018 to study innovative ideas and best practices that may be adapted to the Greater Mankato region. Of particular interest...
May 01, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth
Below is a joint statement from Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. and Patrick Baker, Director of Government & Institutional Affairs for Greater Mankato Growth regarding the allocation of $400 million in Corridors of Commerce project funding, which was unveiled May 1. “Today’s announcement that Highway 14 was shut out of the latest round of Corridors of Commerce funding is obviously terribly disappointing....
April 24, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
              2018 Songs on the Lawn Begins June 7 Presented by: MANKATO, MINN (April 23, 2018) -  Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce the 15th annual Songs on the Lawn – the popular summer commencement featuring music, entertainment and local food. Songs on the Lawn is presented by Xcel Energy and takes place each Thursday in June from 11 am - 1 pm at Civic Center Plaza, starting June 7, 2018. Parking is available around the...
April 06, 2018
Mankato, MINN (April 6, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth presents the 2018 Economic Forecast luncheon featuring Hans Olsen, Managing Director and Global Head of Investment Strategy of Stifel, on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:30 am in the Ellerbe Room at the Verizon Center. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am, program begins at 12:00 pm and will conclude at 1:00 pm. Mr. Olsen will join us to help make sense of what's going on in the economy. Hans will...
March 22, 2018
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (March 22, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the February 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,641 jobs or 2.9% year over year in the month of February, which led all metropolitan areas in the state for the second straight month. The MSA added over 1,600 jobs in January as well.  Goods Producing sector (...

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