Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Boarding 3Now Available: County-Wide Public Transportation for Blue Earth, Nicollet & Le Sueur County

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Bang For Your Membership Buck

PA LogoGreater Mankato Growth works hard to ensure that your membership investment creates value for your business. One of the way’s we do that is through our public affairs advocacy on key policy issues. In addition to pursuing our own advocacy agenda, GMG partners with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to support state-level policies that benefit the business community – and 2017 was a very successful year at the legislature.

From a reduction in the statewide property tax to a reduction in unemployment insurance taxes, every business will see savings from these legislative initiatives. In all, advocacy efforts advanced by the MN Chamber and supported by GMG generated nearly $4 billion in estimated business savings. Check out the infographic below for more details.  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

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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

 

Coupons? …on MoreMankato.com?

coupon blogHave you visited moremankato.com? The website was designed to help folks get acquainted with the community, however there are some great deals for patrons of some local businesses. Read More

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