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Minnesota workers are known for being some of the most productive in the nation, and the strong Minnesota work ethic can be found throughout the Greater Mankato region. With employers reporting high productivity, motivation and low absenteeism, the quality of the workforce is an important reason why businesses locate and expand here. Greater Mankato also has access to an educated workforce, with opportunities extending from school age to higher education and beyond. 


Greater Mankato Workforce

  • Top 25% in the nation for Job Growth by NewGeography.com
  • #3 in the nation on Forbes 2014 list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers
  • Rockstars@Work Next Generation Community Impact Award in 2009 for creating successful workforce development initiatives
  • Minnesota Community Pride Creative Capital Award for collaborations among education, government, non-profits and Greater Mankato Growth
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The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership