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Greater Mankato Service Providing Jobs Hit All-Time High

Mankato, MINN (December 19, 2013) –  Job numbers for the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) continue their steady climb. Numbers released today from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) state that the MSA had 54,943 jobs for the month of November. This number is up 379 jobs year-over-year from November 2012 where the area held 54,564 jobs.

The highlight of this month’s numbers is the MSA reaching 35,296 jobs in the private sector service-providing industries - the highest number Greater Mankato has ever seen. In addition, this number also represents a gain of 1,148 jobs in this sector alone since the beginning of 2013.


“Our diverse and fluid economy has proven to be the right recipe for success” said Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. “The pace at which the marketplace continues to advance is what makes our region attractive to our existing and new businesses alike.”

This latest jobs data comes from CES Data released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), which measures the number of paid employees in a particular region, excluding self-employment and farm jobs. Due to the federal shut-down, September CES job numbers were delayed and released today along with the October data. Released For more CES jobs data, visit greatermankato.com/current-employment-statistics-jobs-data.


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.    


About the Regional Economic Development Alliance

In 2009, the Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) began with a progressive group of communities and counties joining together with Greater Mankato Growth in business attraction and development efforts. REDA participants include Eagle Lake, Lake Crystal, Le Sueur, Madison Lake, Mankato, Saint Peter and Blue Earth County. By working together, the group is able to efficiently provide regional and individual city and county information to businesses interested in the Greater Mankato marketplace. As a result of promoting the individual strengths of each community, along with the combined assets of the regional marketplace, all experience collective success.



The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership