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Greater Mankato Growth is committed to delivering programs and events that benefit our members and the business community at large by enhancing our economic vitality.


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Greater Mankato Young Professionals

This program provides opportunities to make new connections and familiarize its members with the amenities available in Greater Mankato. The YPs are a vibrant group of 21 to 40-year-olds who love living and working in our community!


Greater Mankato Leadership Institute 

For more than 30 years the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has been the premier leadership development training program in Greater Mankato. This nine-month program consists of 1-2 full day sessions each month from September to May, usually on the third Wednesday of the month. One session also includes an overnight in St. Paul. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the leadership skills necessary to take your career and organization to the next level! 

Greater Mankato Community Navigators 

A Community Navigator is a super connector with a robust network and knowledge of Greater Mankato. New community members can connect with us online and we’ll match you with a personal guide. You’ll get introduced to new people that have similar interests and get plugged into Greater Mankato. We want you to love this place as much as we do, so let us show you why it’s so special!

Executive Sounding Board

A program created specifically for C-suite leaders! Executives have a responsibility to represent their stakeholders in the most flexible way possible. This means meaningfully promoting the interests of their employees, customers, consumers, and communities. One of the most effective ways to develop an enlightened perspective is to learn from other like-minded professionals.

Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation - ICLV 

The purpose of a InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV) is to bring together community leaders to advance the collective good of our community. Every couple of years, Greater Mankato Growth gathers a cross section of top leaders in government, business, and nonprofit sectors of our region to address relevant topics currently impacting the Greater Mankato region. This delegation then travels to another US community that aligns with the key priorities and goals from our Envision 2020 plan, that will offer us some good examples of best practices and successes that we can implement in Greater Mankato.


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