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June 01, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—Roughly 375 athletes competed in 25 Minnesota Senior Games sports in Mankato May 18-21.  An estimated 480 hotel room nights were generated and approximately $250,000 in economic impact was created over the course of the four-day event.  “While the weather did not entirely cooperate, the 2017 Minnesota Senior Games were a resounding success based on the overall feedback we received from athletes and organizers,” said Chris...
May 26, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Sports Commission stands behind its mission to help drive the sporting economy in the Greater Mankato area and helps support our local sports organizations. It is offering a new grant program to help bring new events and/or bring improvements to already established events in the area.  Up to $6,000 is available in Sports Commission grant dollars annually with a maximum of $2,000 per event.  To qualify for the grant...
May 18, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the April 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a loss of 142 jobs or down 0.2% year over year in the month of April. The bright spot in the employment figures is that for the third straight month Goods Producing (manufacturing) employment increased more than 2.5%. April manufacturing employment for 2017 is also...
May 16, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (May 16, 2017) – Greater Mankato Growth announces (what used to be known as) the Business Showcase has been officially renamed as Prime Your Business. Prime Your Business will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center, 901 Raintree Road, Mankato on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4 – 7 pm and presented by KEYC News 12 and FOX 12 Mankato.    Two member-based focus groups have worked diligently to provide ideas...
May 15, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (May 15, 2017) – The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute will graduate its 33rd class this Wednesday, May 17th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm (official graduation ceremony begins at 6:30 pm) at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center, 901 Raintree Road, Mankato. The graduating class consists of 41 individuals that represent a variety of Greater Mankato businesses and nonprofit organizations. “Participants in the program consistently...
May 15, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (May 15, 2017) – Greater Mankato Growth will host a Public Affairs Forum recapping the 2017 Legislative Session. This breakfast forum will take place on June 2 at Greater Mankato Growth, 1961 Premier Drive, Sakatah Trail 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 speakers and business leaders to discuss timely and...
May 09, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Mankato, MINN (May 9, 2017) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Board of Directors recently approved an innovative plan to promote our community in a new and immersive way. Development of a virtual tours website will engage local vendors and utilize marketing efforts focused on how this community is a great place to live, work and play. The website will be geared primarily towards talent attraction, with the added benefit of promoting our community...
May 09, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
  Mankato, MINN (May 9, 2017) – Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. released the following statement on the votes of the Minnesota Senate yesterday and the Minnesota House last week to advance legislation that would help curb the abusive disability lawsuits we’ve seen impact our community. “On behalf of Greater Mankato Growth, I want to express my gratitude to both the Minnesota House and Senate for their...
May 08, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
(May 8, 2017) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce the 14th 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 1, 2017. Parking is available around the city center free of charge. This year’s musical lineup includes: June 1,...
May 06, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—As part of the 34th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, which is May 7-13, Visit Mankato will recognize outstanding ambassadors of Mankato in four categories for making visitors feel welcome. Curt Van Asten, taproom and events manager at Mankato Brewery, will be awarded the Attraction Travel and Tourism Award for his planning, professionalism, and personality, which have led to the brewery’s national recognition as Best Beer...

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