Greater Mankato Growth Blog

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 Workforce Series (6): Career and Technical Education

workforce blog seriesAs part of the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative, GMG is publishing a guest blog series highlighting the programs, tools and resources that are available in our marketplace. This series can serve as a catalog or library for businesses to address workforce issues. 

 

Career and Technical Education: What is it and why is it so important?

Written by: Gwenn Wolters, Regional College and Career Readiness Coordinator, South Central Service Cooperative

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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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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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The Workforce Series (5): Employee On-boarding

workforce blog seriesAs part of the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative, GMG is publishing a guest blog series highlighting the programs, tools and resources that are available in our marketplace. This series can serve as a catalog or library for businesses to address workforce issues. 

 

For Your Consideration:  Employee On-boarding

Written by: Jason Bruns, Director of MN State Engineering Center of Excellence, Minnesota State University, Mankato Read More

More Mankato Website: An Immersive Visual Experience

More Mankato LogoOver the past several months Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. has been developing a virtual tour website that aims to showcase, for potential residents and tourists, the unique amenities and quality of life we enjoy here.

The More Mankato website (working project title: “Kato X”), launched today through support and partnership with Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Nidec (Kato Engineering), Mankato Clinic, ISG, and Minnesota State University, Mankato.

More Mankato offers 360 videos, aerial imagery, and interactive content that gives a sample of 16 different activities such as Shopping, Entertainment, and Art.  There are over 30 interactive virtual tour scenes to explore, 16 ambassador videos shot with a 360 camera, and beautiful aerial shots of some of the great events our community has to offer like RibFest and Fun Days.

If your business is interested in having a presence on More Mankato, contact Greater Mankato Growth at 507-385-6640 or info@greatermankato.com

You can check out the More Mankato website here:  moremankato.com.  Share it with your family visiting over Thanksgiving and show them how cool it is here.

 

The Workforce Series (4): Salary Reimbursement

workforce blog seriesAs part of the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative, GMG is publishing a guest blog series highlighting the programs, tools and resources that are available in our marketplace. This series can serve as a catalog or library for businesses to address workforce issues. 

 

Activating Our Workforce:  Salary Reimbursement

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On Wednesday, noon November 15th, Greater Mankato Growth will launch a new website for prospective residents and tourists that will visually present the community in a virtual tour format.

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The Workforce Series (3): Students at Businesses

workforce blog seriesAs part of the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative , GMG is publishing a guest blog series highlighting the programs, tools and resources that are available in our marketplace. This series can serve as a catalog or library for businesses to address workforce issues. 

 

Work-Based Learning: Students at Businesses

Written by: Kim Mueller, Career and College Readiness Coordinator, ISD 77 – Mankato Area Public Schools

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