Greater Mankato Growth Blog

The Next Big Tax Thing: Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds

As the buzz surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) begins to fade, one aspect of tax reform is just hitting its stride: Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (QOZFs). By now, you’ve probably heard a little bit about… Read More

Region’s Economic “Road Map” Still Unfulfilled

In 2008, the Southern Minnesota Competitiveness Project “aimed to improve the competitiveness and bolster the economic well-being of the region.”

Innovation: Mankato’s lifeline?

Last December, two former education leaders in Minnesota wrote an op-ed in the Star-Tribune calling for the state to “re-energize” efforts in innovation because the Bold North is failing to deliver “the talented workforce and innovation that are… Read More

Entrepreneurial Event at CIE

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (424 North Riverfront Drive) is hosting a free event on Feb. 13 from 6-7:30 pm for entrepreneurs who want to see their business consistently run better and grow faster.

Registered apprenticeships? Learn more

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is hosting a session on registered apprenticeships and the benefits of growing and sustaining an innovative workforce.