Greater Mankato Growth Blog

The MOST Debt Savvy Residents in the Country

  Mankato was recently identified by SmartAsset.com as the most debt savvy location in the country.  A debt savvy location means people there have high credit scores, low average personal loan debt, low credit utilization and low mortgage… Read More

Fall always brings excitement in the Ag world

For a moment take a step back in time with me to understand why harvest is such an exciting time of year. Not back in time when you remember being on your ancestors farm or the nostalgic red barn period…. Read More

Growing the right way

Last week the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the 2014 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).  GDP is the value of all the goods and services produced in a certain area.  The Mankato-North Mankato MSA,… Read More

Luncheon with Narayana Kocherlakota, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Don’t miss this truly unique event to interact with one of the nation’s most influential economic policy makers.

It just makes sense!

Have you ever pondered what our region of the state, country and world has been built upon? Why did people settle here? What did they make there living from? What are our businesses in our communities great at today?

Are we ready for the Industrial Revolution 4.0?

In a recently released report from IBM, we are facing a transitional period for development that relies less on brick and mortar and labor and more on interconnectivity, agility and development of different skills. Spawned by businesses, politicians… Read More

Another cool list we appear on…

Community leaders knew when we formed Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. in 2007 we were certainly taking a more unique approach to regional, community based business development.  But I’m not sure we realized the name we selected would be… Read More

Let me introduce…Greater Mankato! You’ve never been!?

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing a national site selector around the Greater Mankato community. The day was part of the Minnesota Marketing Partnership’s Fam Tour event. Ten site selectors from across the country came to Minnesota… Read More

Megan Flanagan new Director of City Center Partnership

We are excited to announce Megan Flanagan has been selected as our Director of the City Center Partnership. She joins the Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. team with more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and government… Read More

Cities Asking for Citizen Feedback

We’re fortunate to live in a vibrant and attractive region; but our success didn’t happen by accident. What we have today was built by engaged and passionate citizens who set a vision for what the Greater Mankato region… Read More