Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Highway 22 Corridor Study Open House

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An open house to gather input on the future of Highway 22 from Mapleton to St. Peter is being hosted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Mankato Area Transportation Planning Organization on Thursday, January 18 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the MnDOT Headquarters, 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato. Read More

Tax Bill Q&A for Agriculture

tax cuts and jobs actThe newly passed tax bill has numerous implications that businesses from all sectors need to understand and prepare for. Agriculture is no exception. The following guest blog courtesy of CliftonLarsonAllen provides a helpful Q&A on what the new tax bill means for farmers.

Should you wish to discuss tax reform and its impact on you or your business, please be sure to contact one of our fantastic member businesses with tax expertise. Read More

Tax Bill Summary Slides

eide baillyGreater Mankato Growth held a Public Affairs Issues Forum last month titled Federal Tax Reform – What it Means for You and Your Business featuring a presentation delivered by top tax experts from Eide Bailly’s National Tax Office. We’re pleased to present the slides from that forum. They contain a comprehensive summary of the key tax implications for both individuals and businesses and are well-worth taking a look at. You can view the slides at this link: Tax Reform Presentation Slides

 

Tax Bill 20% Deduction for Farmers

tax cuts and jobs actMany have heard of the new Section 199A in the Tax Bill which will allow owners of sole proprietorships, S corporations and partnerships to take a deduction of 20% against their income from the business. But how does this new provision impact farmers? The following guest blog courtesy of CliftonLarsonAllen helps answer that question. Read More

Tax Bill Provisions Benefitting Small Business

tax cuts and jobs actThis week the U.S. Senate and House Passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, sending it to President Trump for his signature. This is the most significant federal tax legislation passed in more than three decades and will have sweeping impacts on businesses and individuals alike. Over the coming weeks and months, Greater Mankato Growth will work to keep our members up to speed on the impacts of the bill and what it means for you and your business – so stay tuned to this blog and GMG’s weekly E-news.

First up, an overview of what the bill means for small businesses. The information below is courtesy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Should you wish to discuss tax reform and its impact on you or your business, please be sure to contact one of our fantastic member businesses with tax expertise.

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The Minnesota Chamber is Coming to Mankato

Logo_MNReady_FINALThe Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is stopping in Mankato for its annual Statewide Policy Tour on January 16, 2018, and you’re invited to attend! Read More

The Latest on the Affordable Care Act

affordable-care-act-obamacare-ACA-1080x663.pngThe following is a guest blog written by Eide Bailly’s Mankato Office to update our members on new tax compliance information related to the Affordable Care Act. Should you wish to discuss this topic and its impact on you or your business, please be sure to contact one of our fantastic member businesses with tax expertise.

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GMG Endorses School Operating Referendum

PA LogoDear Member:

As you have likely heard, the Mankato Area Public Schools are asking voters this November 7 to approve a referendum that will renew, and increase, an expiring operating levy. This proposal would call for increasing the District’s operating levy by $365 per student, from $784 to $1,149.

As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Organization serving the region, Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) is focused on promoting the economic growth and vitality of our regional marketplace through effective community and business development initiatives. After careful consideration, GMG has decided to actively endorse the Mankato Area Public School’s proposed operating referendum. I wanted to notify you of this action before it went public and provide you with a summary of the process and rationale the organization considered in making the decision that the school’s proposed operating referendum is essential to the continued economic vitality of Greater Mankato. Read More

Forum-Series-Logo_SMJoin Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our November Public Affairs Forum Breakfast Federal Tax Reform: What It Means For You and Your Business.

Thursday, December 14
7:30 – 9:00 am
Greater Mankato Growth, Sakatah Trail Room

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School Board Candidate Profiles Now Online

voting2Did you know there is an election this year? On November 7, 2017 voters in our area will be asked to select candidates to serve on the School Board for the Mankato Area Public Schools. This body is responsible for the education of our most valuable asset – our children – and for responsibly managing nearly $100 million in your taxpayers dollars. It’s critical that you exercise your right to vote in this important election.

But how are you supposed to know which candidate to vote for? Greater Mankato Growth is here to help! Profiles of candidates running for School Board for the Mankato Area Public Schools are now available online on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankato.com/candidates. Read More

State of the Cities

Forum-Series-Logo_SMJoin Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for breakfast as the leaders of Mankato and North Mankato present on the “State of the Cities.”

Friday, September 29
7:30 – 9:00 am
Greater Mankato Growth, Sakatah Trail Room

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Breakfast With Congressman Tim Walz

Walz headshotJoin Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for the August Public Affairs Forum Breakfast with Representative Tim Walz.

Monday, August 21
7:30 – 9:00 am
Verizon Hall, Room 245 (new event center)

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