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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.


Greater Mankato Young Professionals
The Greater Mankato Young Professionals program gives young professionals age 21-39 an opportunity to engage with one another while focusing on learning, socializing and community service.

Grow Minnesota!
Grow Minnesota! is a state-wide program founded in 2003 by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to support existing businesses throughout the state. Through the program, business development staff from Greater Mankato Growth (GMG), along with area officials from the Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) and the state, conducts face-to face visits with leaders from area companies.

 Greater Mankato Leadership Institute
For more than 30 years the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has provided the area’s only comprehensive leadership training program with a professional, personal and community focus. The nine-month program consists of 1-2 day long sessions each month from September to May. Each year the curriculum is updated to ensure graduates are well prepared to serve as leaders in their workplace and our community.
Buy & Build
Buy & Build Greater Mankato is an initiative that encourages businesses and organizations in the Greater Mankato Area to shift 5% of the money they currently spend outside of the regional marketplace into the area. The results will create more revenue for our schools, businesses, homes, and community services which increase jobs and strengthen the local economy!

Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation
Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation, formerly InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV), consists of bringing Greater Mankato’s leaders together or conducting a trip to another community to study specific, identified issues. Initiated in 2005, the Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation is the first such leadership project undertaken by a tier-two community in Minnesota, except for Minneapolis/ St. Paul, who initiated in 2002.

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