Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Uncovering the Job Gap

Facing my last semester as a senior (second year) in college I was facing thee question, what next? Time for reality, a full-time “grown-up” job was hopefully coming my way very, very soon. But how was I going… Read More

Unemployment Insurance Tax Refund Headed Your Way

As a result of the state’s unemployment insurance system collecting more than it needs to remain solvent, a bill was signed into law this year that will provide payroll tax relief of $258 million in the unemployment insurance… Read More

Moving from Cancer Survivor to Cancer Patient…TEMPORARILY

(Warning: Transformation Ahead) While not likely new to any of you, I’ve been a multiple cancer survivor for more than two and a half years. During that time, I have been blessed to have phenomenal, integrated and patient… Read More

Eight Ways to Get Noticed on Social Media Today

There’s a lot of noise on the social media channels and getting noticed can seem a task akin to pushing a large boulder up an icy slope in gale-force winds blowing down off of the mountain. But it’s… Read More

Redesign and Launch of greatermankatoevents.com

So what should we do today?  Who has live music tonight?  Where can we take the kids to get them out of the house? The website greatermankatoevents.com is being relaunched thanks to a community partnership and technical expertise… Read More

Wealth Generation in Greater Mankato

From 2010-2014, the Mankato-North Mankato MSA has the highest growth rate of Per Capita Personal Income among all Minnesota-based MSAs. This growth rate can represent a generation of wealth among the businesses and households within the marketplace.

The Partner Posse

You know what sets our community apart, at least from an economic development standpoint? Partnership. When a new business comes to town to inquire about locating here, the right people make themselves available to share what it’s like… Read More

Are You Ag? We Want Your Story

Project ABE is seeking stories on how your business is involved in agriculture. If you are in manufacturing, technology, professional services, education or any industry that has a role touching part of the agriculture umbrella, we want to… Read More

New Minnesota ADA Law: What Businesses Need to Know

Businesses in our area over the past two years have been targeted with abusive lawsuits alleging accessibility violations. To help businesses prevent these lawsuits, Greater Mankato Growth provided resources like self audits to promote compliance with the law…. Read More