Greater Mankato Growth Blog

We are honored to announce…

January is full of fresh starts, resolutions, new energy and motivation. For us at Greater Mankato Growth, the month is filled with work on new membership items, from ordering and mailings new clings and plaques to display at your business… Read More

Highway 14: The most densely populated highway corridor in Minnesota without a continuous four-lane connection

Take a moment to check out my column in the Mankato Free Press today that introduces new data in support of one of our top regional policy priorities: expanding Highway 14 to four-lanes from Rochester to New Ulm. Greater… Read More

Test your knowledge of the Downtown

Downtown, or the City Center, is 1.7 square mile area in the heart of Greater Mankato. It includes the Belgrade commercial corridor in Lower North Mankato and spans multiple blocks along either side of Riverfront Drive from Madison… Read More

Greater Mankato News Digest

Every other week we will share news highlights and headlines of Greater Mankato Growth as well as a recap of our Member News feature that just launched in January 2016.

Beyond the Bucket List – My State of the Union Experience

Where to start? Being invited as a Special Guest to the State of the Union by one’s sitting Congressman … my goodness. I’m not certain I have a “bucket list.” If I have something on “my list” then… Read More

Join us for a Luncheon with the Minnesota Secretary of State

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for the first luncheon of the 2016 Issues Forum Series on February 18 with Minnesota’s Secretary of State, Steve Simon. These forums bring together compelling speakers and business leaders to… Read More

Meet the New MN Chamber President

Doug Loon assumed the role of president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on September 8. Since that time, he has been traveling the state on a Listen + Learn tour to learn about the issues impacting business. Doug will be… Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol

Greater Mankato at the Capitol, our region’s largest citizen advocacy event at the State Capitol is taking place on March 30. This is one of the year’s most impactful events, and you don’t want to miss it!  … Read More

A little spotlight for some large hearts

Earlier today at a news conference the 2016 Pathfinder Award Recipients were announced. I have had the honor to assist in a small portion of the process and each year walk away amazed and energized from the kind,… Read More

Filling the jobs gap

We’re all are facing a talent shortage now or will be in the very near future. And we’re all looking for answers.  An article published by Enterprise Minnesota focused on what innovative strategies manufacturers can undertake to address… Read More