Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Just as the community is growing, so is our family… we’re hiring!

GMG is hiring!We are excited to announce Greater Mankato Growth and our affiliate, Visit Mankato, are hiring. Want to work every day to showcase, shape, promote and support the vibrant Greater Mankato marketplace? Our family currently has four full-time opportunities available. Read More

Meet the New MN Chamber President

 

DLoonDoug Loon assumed the role of president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on September 8. Since that time, he has been traveling the state on a Listen + Learn tour to learn about the state issues impacting business. Read More

Matters of Freight

How can we leverage our defining strengths as a state to ensure we can meet tomorrow’s freight and logistics challenges?  Hear about this and be a part of the conversation by attending the 18th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium, on Friday, December 4th.  This breakfast meeting that will include a variety of presentations and panels from 8 a.m. to noon.  Decision makers from any business involved in logistics and transportation should consider attending. Read More

Exporting Resources…trust me, you’re an exporter

Do you work somewhere? Does that place make something? By chance, do those things make their way to Canada? You’re an exporter.

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Top 10 Signs You’re a Greater Mankato Young Professional

Who doesn’t like a Top Ten list?  Some of the ranking below may be up for debate, and there may even be other signs that you’re a part of Greater Mankato Growth’s Young Professional (YP) program…but one thing is for sure:  there is a lot of upside to joining the YPs.

So here they are, your Top 10 signs you’re a Greater Mankato Young Professional: Read More

Employers Can Get State Money for Interns

Internships are a great way for companies to cultivate new talent, provide opportunities for recruitment, and reduce the cost of doing business. The State of Minnesota offers programs that provide funds to businesses so they can hire interns. The two primary programs are the Scitechsperience Internship Program and the Greater Minnesota Internship Tax Credit. Read More

What’s your Greater Mankato story?

When you think of your home, what comes to mind? Your house, neighborhood, family and friends? What about your experiences or your place of employment? Chances are what makes your home is more than just a building.

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Grant for Training Employees

Greater Mankato Growth’s (GMG) business development team connects businesses to resources.  You can find many useful tools under the “Business” tab on greatermankato.com.  In addition to the Financing and Incentives page, GMG is periodically notified of new programs that may be of interest. Read More

Travel Brings Insight and Ideas to Greater Mankato

Upcoming ICLV Columbia TripThis weekend a delegation of 80 business and community leaders from Greater Mankato will be traveling to Columbia, Missouri as part of the fourth InterCity Leadership Visit. While there the group, made up of individuals from the private, community based, nonprofit and public sectors, will study innovative ideas and best practices that may be adapted to the Greater Mankato region.

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Our elected officials have the power to make decisions that impact the vitality of our regional marketplace. It is because of this reason that elections are one of the most important and effective ways citizens can make their voices heard.

On Tuesday, November 3 residents in the Mankato Area Public School District will be asked to select from seven candidates to fill four positions on the School Board. Additionally, Saint Peter residents will be asked to elect a mayor and three City Council members along with their school board.

One of Greater Mankato Growth’s key objectives in public affairs is to provide education, resources and opportunities for engagement on public policy issues to our members, which enables you to be your own best advocate when you get to the polls.

This post is a “one stop shop” that contains all the information you’ll need to fully exercise your right to vote. You can also check out our online election portal at greatermankatoelections.com. Please share this information with your employees, colleagues, friends and family and remember to vote on November 3.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

ADA SeminarGreater Mankato Growth is proud to partner with the Department of Social Work at Minnesota State University, Mankato for a special viewing of the live Twin Cities Public Television airing of The ADA at 25: Minnesota Moving Forward on Wednesday, October 28 as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Read More

Blue Earth County Sales Tax

As you may have seen in news reports here and here, Blue Earth County Commissioners are considering passing a new .5% sales tax to fund transportation projects in the county. Now is the time for businesses and the community to weigh in with their thoughts on this proposed tax. Below you’ll find neutral information about the tax and why it is being considered along with various options for how you can weigh in with Commissioners on this issue. Read More