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Greater Mankato Advocacy
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Greater Mankato Growth serves as the voice of the business community, working tirelessly to advocate for our members and raise the visibility of our regional marketplace among policymakers. We are one of the largest chambers of commerce in state of Minnesota, representing nearly 1,000 members. Our advocacy efforts are highly regarded throughout the state among lawmakers, business, nonprofits, and other industry trade groups. Advocacy and public policy are different than politics. Rather, we work on behalf of our members to influence legislation, regulations, and policies at all levels of government to help promote the vitality of our region. 

Muhiimadda Xubnaha
Mid ka mid ah meelahayaga istiraatijiyadeed ee diiradda saaraya waa u doodista suuqa. Waxaan aaminsanahay in shaqadayada u doodista ay muhiim u tahay xubnaheenna oo ay tahay mid ka mid ah faa'iidooyinka ugu wanaagsan ee xubinnimada qolka. Saraakiishayada la doortay waxay awood u leeyihiin inay go'aan ka gaadhaan arrimaha muhiimka ah ee saameeya guusha xubnaheenna iyo firfircoonida suuqayada gobolka. Kobaca Mankato Weyn waxa uu ka shaqeeyaa in uu saameeyo oo uu ka abuuro wacyigelin xubnaheeda, bulshada, iyo saraakiisha la soo doortay ee ku saabsan arrimaha siyaasadda guud ee saameeya gobolka Mankato Weyn. GMG waxa ay hubisaa in xubnuhu ay la socdaan arrimaha siyaasadda guud ee muhiimka ah oo ay awoodaan in ay fikrado iyo saamayn ku yeeshaan siyaasaddaas.

2024 Policy Priorities

Horumarinta Xoog-shaqeedka

Employers need an adequate and highly skilled workforce in order to succeed. Investments in educating and training the next generation workforce are key to our future success. Flexibility should be maintained for employers to determine comprehensive benefits packages that meet the unique needs of their workplace without a one-size-fits-all approach. Reforms should be made to our federal immigration system so that employers can meet their workforce needs in a timely manner for both permanent and temporary workers.

Loolanka Cashuuraha

High taxes and state government spending continue to be key concerns for businesses of all sizes in the greater Mankato region, especially small businesses. High tax rates stifle economic growth and limits Minnesota’s full economic potential. Work must be done at all levels of government to relieve this tax burden that deters entrepreneurship, business growth, workforce development, and capital investment.

Daryeelka caafimaadka

Access to high-quality, affordable healthcare should not be dependent on where someone lives. Greater Minnesota residents face additional barriers and increased costs that impact their health outcomes. Minnesota should work to reduce barriers, increase cost and reimbursement transparency, encourage competition, support increased access to telehealth, and maintain stability in the individual marketplace through reinsurance.

Xanaanada caruurta

“Childcare is the business that lets other businesses be in business.” Access to affordable childcare is a major barrier to filling our economy’s workforce needs. Families throughout Minnesota rely heavily on childcare as a key factor to participating in the workplace. Investments are urgently needed to increase the number of available slots, promote childcare as a sustainable business, remove barriers for new providers, update regulations, and ensure a high-level of safety and accountability.


Excessive regulation constrains economic growth of our state. We support reforms to streamline inefficient regulations and the adoption of the least restrictive regulations necessary to keep workers, consumers, and our environment safe and healthy. Minnesota businesses should have the freedom to meet with unique needs of their workplace to address changing economic conditions.

Capital Investments

Maalgelinta kaabayaasha muhiimka ah iyo adeegyada bulshada ayaa muhiim u ah dhaqaalaha gobolka Mankato.                                                                    

Mashruucyada Maalgelinta Caasimada ee la taageeray

  • City of North Mankato – Caswell Regional Sporting Complex Phase 2: $12,750,000
  • City of Mankato – Riverfront Park: $1,800,000
  • City of Eagle Lake – Water Treatment: $14,153,000
  • City of Lake Crystal – Recreation Center: $750,000
  • City of St. Peter – Gorman Park: $1,200,000
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – Armstrong Hall: $86,255,000
  • South Central College – Instructional Lab: $6,189,000
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities HEAPR
  • Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota: $12,500,000
  • Minnesota River Trail (Mankato to St. Peter): $5,700,000
GreenSeam: $600,000

GreenSeam waxay ka shaqeysaa inay sare u qaaddo gobolkayada koonfurta Minnesota oo ah xudunta u ah cuntada iyo ganacsiga heerka caalami ee leh meelaha diirada lagu saarayo haynta ganacsiga iyo soo jiidashada, horumarinta kartida, iyo wacyiga gobolka. Sharci-dejinta Minnesota waa in ay sii wadaan taageerada dhaqaale ee GreenSeam. Taageerada joogtada ah iyo ka warqabka GreenSeam waxay u dabaaldegi doontaa dhaqanka beeralayda ee Minnesota waxayna na dejin doontaa guusha mustaqbalka fog.


We support the continued investment in critical transportation projects that drive the economic prosperity and cultural enrichment throughout greater Minnesota region, including key arteries like Highway 169 and Highway 14. Additional sources of sustainable and equitable transportation funding should be considered within the context of current tax environment. Any investments in EV infrastructure should include public-private partnerships throughout Greater Minnesota.

Horumarinta Dhaqaalaha

Waxaan taageernaa dhiirigelinta iyo barnaamijyada kale ee horumarinta dhaqaalaha ee ay bixiso Waaxda Shaqada iyo Horumarinta Dhaqaalaha (DEED) iyo wakaalado kale kuwaas oo ah qalab muhiim ah oo lagu caawiyo bulshooyinka ku nool Minnesota inay koraan oo ay koraan.

Aasaaska Guud

The success of our state relies on community and political leaders coming together to find common ground on issues that impact the daily lives of residents and businesses. When partisanship gets in the way of progress, everybody loses. We encourage public officials at all levels to work to overcome partisanship in order to pass effective legislation.

Ururada Iskaashiga
  • Rugta Ganacsiga ee Minnesota
  • Rugta Ganacsiga ee Maraykanka
  • Waddada Weyn 14 Iskaashiga
  • Wadada 169 Corridor Coalition
  • Iskaashiga Weyn ee Minnesota
  • AgriGrowth
  • Isbaheysiga Kobaca Dalxiiska ee Minnesota
  • Minnesota Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus

Baro wax badan oo ku saabsan Dhacdooyinka Qareenka gudaha beesha Mankato ee Weyn