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Greater Mankato Growth Launches New Website

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 business development centric and like the previous site, is rich with content for businesses from within and outside the marketplace. “We have had to be extremely strategic in positioning all the information and resources we have in a way that it can easily be found,” said Zierdt.

Besides making information and resources easier to find, the new site also incorporates two additional features, which are accessible from throughout the new website, and also have their own unique web addresses:

  • Greater Mankato Properties greatermankatoproperties.com: This GIS mapping tool provides information on available buildings and sites in the area, along with related community information. “When businesses and site selectors are looking for a place to build or expand, this is what they want to see on a website for a metropolitan regional center like ours,” said Zierdt. Greater Mankato Growth contracted with GIS Planning to implement the new tool on its website, following the roll out of MNProspector.com, which has buildings, sites and community information for all of Minnesota. The buildings and sites form the Greater Mankato area that appear on MNProspector.com are automatically fed to the Greater Mankato Growth website. These listings also appear on GIS Planning’s national website ZoomProspector.com, a leading resource for site selectors and executives with site selection responsibilities form around the country.
  • Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection gmgbusinessconnection.com: This virtual networking tool enables Greater Mankato Growth members to connect with one another 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. At its core, it’s a social media community, but created just for GMG members with more flexibility than traditional social media platforms. Members can make posts, start discussions and add their business events, photos and videos. Members responsible for the media relations area of their business may also post their business news releases and articles about their business via the “News Post” feature, which once approved appear on the Business Connection site, as well as GMG’s Website, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed. 

To familiarize the business community with the new greatermankato.com, Greater Mankato Growth is holding an “Online Grand Opening” from August 1 - 31, where individuals can explore the new site for a chance to win a Greater Mankato Growth Gift Basket, including a $100 Gift Card to any GMG member business.

contact:  Shelly Megaw, 507.381.0404 - smegaw@greatermankato.com

About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, Greater Mankato Growth 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: the Greater Mankato Convention and Visitors Bureau, LLC, 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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