Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Video: Watch an Entrepreneur pitch their Business in Mankato

One million cups dec 2017 Fingerprint WoodworkGreater Mankato Growth serves as a key organizer for the local chapter of One Million Cups.  Every month 50 – 80 attendees pack the Minnesota State University, Mankato Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Old Town Mankato to hear an entrepreneur’s vision. Read More

Tax Bill Event (Free!)

Forum-Series-Logo_SMIn December, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is the most significant federal tax legislation passed in more than three decades and will have sweeping impacts on every type of taxpayer.

PrintTo ensure that both individuals and businesses fully understand the implications of the new tax bill, Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with CliftonLarsonAllen are hosting a free event Tax Reform Planning Strategies – Unlocking the Mysteries of the New Tax Bill.

Wednesday, January 31
2:30 – 4:30pm (with reception following)
Verizon Center, Grand Hall Room 245

REGISTER HERE (Free Event) Read More

The City of Mankato is hosting an open house on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm about Mankato’s Food Truck Ordinance.

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Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups – a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.

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Here is an opportunity to reach customers and prep your business for the holidays …  Read More

…in front of Upper Midwesterners, Southern Minnesotans, potential new residents and tourists by having a presence in Kato X.  Kato X is a virtual tour web platform and robust marketing campaign – where seeing is believing!

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Weigh In On Mankato Transit

busesThe City of Mankato is in the process of gathering input for their transit development plan which will set the direction for the system for the next four to five years. The city would like to have business input during this process and is hosting two opportunities for business leaders to provide feedback. Read More

Shape Mankato’s Future

CityMkto_LeadingTheWayDo you want to help shape the future of Mankato?  City officials are in the process of gathering information to develop Mankato’s next five-year strategic plan.  Consider being part of the community conversation focus group process that begins the week of April 17.  Participation is one three-hour commitment.  Register to participate by contacting 311 or 507.387.8600 today.  Available community conversation groups to register for include:  Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol

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Greater Mankato at the Capitol is the largest citizen advocacy event from our region. NEW in 2017, we are partnering with the Minnesota and Rochester Chambers of Commerce to hold a joint event on Wednesday, March 8 that will be bigger, better and will have more impact than ever.

Register now to attend this important event! Sponsorship opportunities are also still available, you can learn more here.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons why YOU should attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol: Read More

Greater Mankato Growth Announces Candidate Forums

vote-2016This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations, will host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed for the candidate forums.

The scheduled forums include: Read More