property taxOn behalf of our business community, Greater Mankato Growth has been in discussions with County leadership in both Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties regarding concern we've heard from several business owners that they will have difficulty making their May 15 property tax payment. Discussions have focused on how counties could waive late payment penalties for property taxes in a way that targets the businesses most impacted, while also not jeopardizing the fiscal stability of our county, city and school district partners. On Tuesday this week both the Nicollet and Blue Earth County Boards will consider property tax deferral options.

webinar 1With the issuance of Governor Walz's executive order 20-40 on April 23, non-customer facing industrial and office-based businesses who cannot work from home can reopen effective April 27. To do so, they must adopt a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan based on CDC/OSHA guidelines. Employers have many questions on these plans including what's required to be in the plan, how they can craft one that fits their particular business, and how to effectively implement the plan and train their staff. GMG will how a webinar on April 30 @ 11am where our expert presenters from the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry and Coloplast Manufacturing in North Mankato (who has implemented a high-quality plan for their workplace) will discuss employer's obligations under the executive order, share best practices and answer your questions.