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Greater Mankato Growth to Convene Agricultural Business Summit

(January 20, 2014) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) will host an Agricultural Business Summit January 29 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The summit will convene key stakeholders to envision and strategize momentum in the already thriving agricultural epicenter.    

“Agribusiness is vital to the growth and development of the Greater Mankato region,” said Greater Mankato Growth President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt. “We’ve found some outstanding data in our research, which will be presented at the summit, that display the prevalence and impact of agriculture in our region. We foresee this summit as an opportunity to explore new possibilities on how to capitalize on the existing strategic advantages our region has in the industry.”

Information assembled at the summit will be used to facilitate the identification of future investments that will grow our agricultural marketplace. The summit is sponsored by: North Central International, Inc., Blethen, Gage & Krause, PLLP, I&S Group, Inc. and Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture. The preliminary schedule and highlights include:

11 am                  Registration

11:30 am             Lunch & Presentation on the Economic Impact of Agriculture - featuring
                              research compiled by Greater Mankato Growth                                          
                                                                                           
12:30 pm             A Vision for the future of Agricultural Business in the region

1:30 pm               Small Group Discussion to identify goals supporting the vision for agriculture
                             in our region

2:45 pm               Reconvene & Present Small Group Findings

4:00 pm               Adjourn

We strongly encourage those that take part in any aspect of agribusiness in the region to attend. Registration is open through January 24. To register or for more information, visit greatermankato.com\agricultural-business-summit or contact John Considine at jconsidine@greatermankato.com.

About Greater Mankato Growth

Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center.

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