Greater Mankato Growth Blog

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

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

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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The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry released a statement earlier this month outlining the upcoming minimum wage rate increase effective January 1, 2018.

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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

On Wednesday, September 20th the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the 2016 Gross Domestic Product figures for Metropolitan areas across the country.

Gross domestic product (GDP) by metropolitan area is the sub-state counterpart of the Nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), the Bureau’s featured and most comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity. GDP by metropolitan area is derived as the sum of the GDP originating in all the industries in the metropolitan area. 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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There are a lot of fun things about the Greater Mankato area.  Everyone has their favorite activities to do with friends and family.   Maybe you’re a resident of our community or maybe there is something that regularly brings you to town.   Read More

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The South Central Tour of Manufacturing Partnership invites all manufacturing businesses from across South Central Minnesota to participate in the 2017 Tour of Manufacturing. This year we will be expanding the experience and hosting TWO days; Thursday, October 5 from 9 am — 3 pm (focusing on the student population of South Central Minnesota) and Saturday, October 7 from 9 am — 1 pm. The events will be open to everyone. The tour is similar to a “Parade of Homes” that is FREE to students, job seekers and the general public. Community members will be able to stop by throughout the day for a self-guided tour or a guided tour of any of the participating manufacturers.

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