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Mankato-North Mankato Manufacturing Continues Growth

Mankato, MINN (May 17, 2018) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the April 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 901 jobs or 1.6% year over year in the month of April.

Mankato-North Mankato has had the highest job growth among all metropolitan areas in the state for each month of 2018. Additionally, Greater Mankato is the only metropolitan area in Minnesota that experienced growth in all sectors of employment in April 2018.

The Goods Producing sector (manufacturing) occupations again led job growth in the Mankato-North Mankato MSA (2.2% year over year). 

Employment in both the Public (0.2%, 21 jobs) and Private Sectors (1.8%, 880 jobs) grew as well in March 2018.

“The job growth our employers have created this year continues to be a key indicator for the strengths of our regional economy,” said Jonathan Zierdt, President & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., “In comparison to other metropolitan areas in our state, we appear to be gaining more momentum from a variety of our talent development and recruitment efforts including such initiatives as the More Mankato campaign and website.”







About Greater Mankato Growth 
Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) which also includes the local convention and visitor's bureau, Visit Mankato, the downtown development organization, City Center Partnership and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.

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, Madison Lake, Mankato, North Mankato, Saint Peter and Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties. 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.


Contact:  John Considine, 507.385.6640

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