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John Considine named Business Resource Development Manager for Greater Mankato Growth

MANKATO, MINN. (March 12, 2013) – Greater Mankato Growth has named John F. Considine III to the position of Business Development Resource Manager.

Considine’s in depth knowledge and mastery accessing, compiling and analyzing business information and data will provide a powerful enhancement to Greater Mankato Growth’s economic development work, as well as further the organization’s efforts to position the marketplace. His previous program administration and coordination experience will also be key in Greater Mankato Growth’s continued efforts to support and deliver programs and services to the Greater Mankato Business community.

Considine brings to Greater Mankato Growth six years of experience providing information to cities and businesses in a nine county region as Community & Economic Development Coordinator for Region Nine Development Commission. He also served on the south central Minnesota Workforce Council as the economic development representative.

“We are fortunate to have John join our team,” said Jonathan Zierdt, Greater Mankato Growth President & CEO. “John’s previous experience directly consulting with businesses, his ability to work with critical business information, and facilitate programs and services will all be extremely valuable in continuing the growth and development of our regional marketplace.”

Born and raised in Mankato, Considine holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he also received his Bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Studies/Geography.

“I am excited to play a role in the development of the community I grew up in,” said Considine. “I am looking forward to meeting with businesses and learning about their industries and how I can be of assistance.”

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

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