Last December, two former education leaders in Minnesota wrote an op-ed in the Star-Tribune calling for the state to “re-energize” efforts in innovation because the Bold North is failing to deliver “the talented workforce and innovation that are key to economic vitality and quality of life.” So I was curious. Where did we in Greater Mankato fit in?
The Minnesota Legislature is considering a series of bills that would mandate that employers provide certain benefits to their employees. These proposals include state-mandated paid time off policies, paid family and medical leave, minimum wage, and predictive scheduling. The Legislature will begin hearings on these bills this week. Businesses are encouraged to weigh in with our legislators with their thoughts on these issues. Additional details on the proposals under consideration and how to contact your legislators follows. Read More
With C-suite execs worried about their future workforce, one argument is we need to start preparing our children early and “rewire” the students’ brains for complex, analytical thinking. Critical thinking is the baseline for any career choice, especially in such a rapidly changing economic environment.
This and more in the article “The War For Talent.”
RSVP now for a free luncheon forum with experts and elected officials as we discuss What Minnesota Can Learn From Germany on Energy Policy.
Friday, December 14
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
South Central College
Heritage Hall Read More
The Minnesota State University, Mankato College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship invites all students, faculty, staff and the entire community to an international celebration of entrepreneurship.
Greater Mankato Growth is proud to be a supporting partner for this week-long schedule of events. These are great opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs to connect with existing business professionals. By attending you will play a part in supporting local innovation and supporting new start-up enterprises. Read More
Area businesses have been receiving email correspondence notifying them they have won an award from a website identifying itself as “northmankato.”
The email invites the business to claim their award, however, you must purchase the award for $150.
This email, award, and website are not affiliated with the City of North Mankato or Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.