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Visitor's Guide to Greater Mankato

Way to Grow

Greater Mankato - The Way to Grow is an annual publication highlighting the livability and economic vitality of the Greater Mankato region.

City Center Marketplace Analysis

City Center Mankato has attracted significant investment in the past decade. Learn about opportunities for success in this unique downtown in the City Center Marketplace Analysis booklet. 

Read the Downtown Promotion Reporter Article on the new Business Walks Program started in 2017 via the Business Development & Retention Committee [PDF] >>

Visitor's Guide to Greater Mankato

Guide to Greater Mankato

Visit Mankato and Greater Mankato Growth team up to produce the Guide to Visiting & Living in Greater Mankato, a publication filled with useful information those who live or work in or visit Greater Mankato.


GMG, Inc. Annual Report

GMG, Inc.
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 MN Valley Business Journal

MN Valley Business Journal

Greater Mankato is pleased to have a section in Minnesota Valley Business, enabling us to share news of interest to the entire Greater Mankato business community.


Research & Reports

 Original research and reports compiled and published by the Greater Mankato Growth professional staff.
How Demographics Impact Poverty Statistics

How Demographics Impact Poverty Statistics

Recently compiled statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau referenced an abnormally high rate of poverty in the Greater Mankato area compared with other regions of Minnesota. This report takes a closer look at how specific age groups (cohorts) impact poverty statistics. With this document, Greater Mankato Growth intends to empower all area stakeholders engaged in this issue by providing a more in-depth understanding of the defining demographics tied to our area’s poverty statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau. view report

Talent Supply & Demand ReportTalent Supply & Demand Report

In Spring 2012 Greater Mankato Growth, together with the South Central Workforce Council and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), conducted the area’s first comprehensive workforce Talent Supply & Demand Study.  The study compared anticipated employer demand to the region’s talent supply in order to identify increased business and talent development opportunities. The Talent Supply & Demand Report includes workforce and employment data, as well as student data from our region’s five higher education institutions: Bethany Lutheran College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Rasmussen College and South Central College.  

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REDA Annual Review 2016-2017


The REDA Annual Review was published in October of 2016. This report recaps the year's work and key successes of the Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA).

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