Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Workplace Mandate Bills Under Consideration at Legislature

The Minnesota Legislature is considering a series of bills that would mandate that employers provide certain benefits to their employees. These proposals include state-mandated paid time off policies, paid family and medical leave, minimum wage, and predictive scheduling…. Read More

Dec. 2018 Employment Figures

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the December 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 2,379 jobs or 4% year-over-year in the month of December,… Read More

Middle school physics tied to a prepared future workforce

With C-suite execs worried about their future workforce, one argument is we need to start preparing our children early and “rewire” the students’ brains for complex, analytical thinking. Critical thinking is the baseline for any career choice, especially… Read More