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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 professionals (age 21 to 40) with opportunities to make new connections and get familiarized with the amenities available in Greater Mankato. With its one social and one professional development event each month, this is a great way for employers to attract and retain talent.


Greater Mankato Leadership Institute 

For 40 years, this has been the premier leadership development training program in Greater Mankato. From September to May each year, in 1 to 2 full-day monthly sessions, including an overnight in St. Paul, attendees are presented with a variety of opportunities to further develop their leadership skills necessary to take their career and organization to the next level.


Greater Mankato Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative

This new program supports area leaders in developing the skills, mindsets, and networks needed to drive inclusive change for greater equity within their organizations. The program focuses on a small cohort, ensuring opportunities for collaborative networking. Participants are encouraged to share best practices with other area businesses.

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.


Professional Development Series

This program is an opportunity for the business community to participate in a series of workshops focusing on leadership training. Each series typically consists of  3 - 4  workshops focusing on topics necessary to build upon one’s leadership skills as they boost their career to a whole new 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!


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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