Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Bus Service from Mankato to Twin Cities

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently studying the viability of launching intercity bus service between Greater Mankato and Minneapolis/St. Paul. To help determine the level of usage and type of users of this service, MnDOT is asking… Read More

“Open Courthouse” Offers a Behind the Scenes Look at the Judicial System (and you don’t have to wear handcuffs to get in!)

By Shannon Gullickson, Talent Programs Director As Talent Programs Director I enjoy offering “Behind the Scenes” opportunities to participants in our Leadership Institute and Young Professionals programs. That’s why I am eager to spread the word about an… Read More

4 Beginning Twitter Tips for Business

From 2014-2015 the number of Twitter users grew by 50 million, and it’s estimated that close to 1/5 of Internet users have Twitter accounts. The average Twitter user follows five businesses so if you’re not trying to reach… Read More

Just Released: County Business Patterns

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2014 County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics on Thursday, April 21, 2016. CBP covers more than 7.5 million U.S. business establishments, and provides employment and payroll data at subnational levels by industry. In the Greater Mankato… Read More

Earth Day 2016 | Taking Action

By: Sam Ziegler | Director of Project ABE Earth Day 2016…a time to reflect and take action on making our community a better place. As an avid outdoors-man, farmer and dad protecting our natural resources is important to… Read More

Opportunity in Professional Sports

This past March, I posted about the upcoming economic opportunity connecting Greater Mankato to the Super Bowl being hosted in Minneapolis in 2018. The connection of Greater Mankato to the professional sports market gained further momentum recently. The largest… Read More

Greater Mankato News Digest

Welcome to your Greater Mankato News Digest |  March 16 – April 19 The Greater Mankato News Digest consists of news  highlights and headlines of Greater Mankato Growth as well as a recap of our Member News feature that just launched in January.

Public Affairs Summer Forums Announced

We’re excited to announce our lineup of summer events for Greater Mankato Growth’s Public Affairs Forum Series. The Forum Series is a set of 8-10 events per year that bring together compelling speakers and business leaders to discuss timely… Read More

Statewide Business Property Tax Key Issue at Legislature

With only five weeks left in the Legislative Session, tax issues are heating up. One of the key tax issues for business this year, and the top priority for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, is to reduce the… Read More

Legislature Considering New Paid Leave Mandate

The Minnesota Legislature is currently considering a new statewide requirement which would impose a payroll tax on employers and employees in Minnesota to fund a new paid leave entitlement. Greater Mankato Growth strives to keep our businesses up-to-speed… Read More