Greater Mankato Growth Blog

What is going on in Manufacturing?

Enterprise Minnesota recently released their 2016 State of Manufacturing report. As part of the release they conduct a “Road Show” around the state. Last week they stopped by South Central College and provided insight into the manufacturing sector…. Read More

Legislature Adjourns: What Passed (and What Didn’t)

The Minnesota Legislature ended on a less-than-graceful note as major bills were negotiated and considered just moments before the constitutionally mandated adjournment time of midnight on May 22. The legislature adopted a tax bill and supplemental budget bill… Read More

Yes, it IS worth your time!

Last Wednesday 43 participants graduated from Greater Mankato Growth’s Leadership Institute. Each year a graduation dinner is held on the last day to honor the participants’ hard work and dedication to the nine-month program. One of my favorite parts of this event is when… Read More

Le Sueur, MN – Manufacturing & Workforce

Last week, Greater Mankato Growth collaborated with the City of Le Sueur Economic Development representatives to convene resources from South Central College and Minnesota State University, Mankato for manufacturing businesses.  Several of the community’s major employers were in… Read More

The Fastest Growing Cities in MN

The Census Bureau released their 2015 population statistics for Minnesota cities. From 2014 to 2015, of the 852 Incorporated Jurisdictions (cities) in Minnesota, 316 had positive population growth, 152 stayed the same, and 384 lost population.

Minneapolis Fed Writes Article Featuring Greater Mankato

A few months ago, a representative from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank visited Greater Mankato and met with several business and community leaders on the state of the community. The result is a great community profile that was… Read More

Must Read: New Overtime Rules

Today the U.S. Department of Labor will finalize changes to rules on overtime pay for exempt “white collar” salaried workers. Currently, the salary threshold for overtime eligibility for exempt “white collar” salaried workers is $23,660 per year ($455/week)…. Read More

Looking for Great Local Government Candidates

Like it or not, for good or bad, local government has a big impact on businesses in Greater Mankato and indeed, our overall community. Luckily, we have a strong tradition of well-run, financially-strong, clean local governments that have… Read More

Sharing Your News

Is your business or organization making headlines? Are your employees being recognized with certifications or promotions? Share the fantastic news with all of our website visitors! Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) members have the opportunity to post business and… Read More

Community & State Ratings Survey

Greater Mankato Growth’s Business Retention and Expansion visits are a part of a larger statewide program.  Grow Minnesota! — the statewide business retention and assistance program hosted by the Minnesota Chamber in partnership with 76 local chambers and… Read More

Forget sheepskins; go for the skill

This 10-minute video, “Success in the New Economy”, makes the compelling argument that in today’s job market, future graduates need to take a look at all opportunities not just a 4-year degree which is no longer the guaranteed… Read More

$50K grant helps small biz on pollution

If your business deals with volatile organic compounds or VOC the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has an offer for you. But you have to act before May 11. The MPCA is offering grants up to $50,000 to small businesses… Read More