Our Region

Greater Mankato is a vibrant and dynamic regional marketplace that includes the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (encompassing Blue Earth and Nicollet counties). Located in a “sweet spot” of Southern Minnesota, our residents and businesses have access to “bigger city” services and amenities in the core cities of Mankato and North Mankato, surrounded by delightful smaller towns and rural areas, with the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area just a short drive north.

Business Growth
& Expansion

As the combined Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Organization for the Greater Mankato Region, Greater Mankato Growth brings the support of close to 1000 member businesses and the 7 cities and counties in the Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) to support existing and emerging businesses in the region.


Whether you are exploring our region for the first time or expanding long lasting roots, the Greater Mankato Growth staff can help your business by providing the resources you need to identify the perfect site.


Greater Mankato’s economy has a healthy industry mix which creates strong resiliency. Some industries our region is targeting for future growth are agribusiness, electronic manufacturing, printing & media, generator manufacturing, plastics, distribution, and back-office operations.


Greater Mankato Growth serves as the voice of the business community, working tirelessly to advocate for our members and raise the visibility of our regional marketplace among policymakers. We are one of the largest chambers of commerce in state of Minnesota, representing nearly 1,000 members. Our advocacy efforts are highly regarded throughout the state among lawmakers, business, non-profits, and other industry trade groups.