Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Serve on Mankato’s Planning Commission

The City of Mankato is seeking citizens to serve on the Planning Commission. This is an excellent opportunity for a member of our business community to get involved in the community. You can learn more about this position and… Read More

4 Beginning Twitter Tips for Business

From 2014-2015 the number of Twitter users grew by 50 million, and it’s estimated that close to 1/5 of Internet users have Twitter accounts. The average Twitter user follows five businesses so if you’re not trying to reach… Read More

Just Released: County Business Patterns

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2014 County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics on Thursday, April 21, 2016. CBP covers more than 7.5 million U.S. business establishments, and provides employment and payroll data at subnational levels by industry. In the Greater Mankato… Read More

New Retail Business

JIM:  Hey, John. Just got a note from a woman wanting to know how we could get Bed, Bath & Beyond to the area. This reminds me of the other requests that we get Trader Joe’s and Costco… Read More

Pulling back the curtain

We at Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) can sometimes look pretty mysterious. What does GMG do? It doesn’t hold property, make anything or have a profit stream. Just what is it anyway?

A NEW list – how does Greater Mankato measure up?

Every day we all have the opportunity to read a variety of articles, media, perspectives, etc.  Much of it we likely take in quickly and move on, some of it perhaps even impacting our thinking.  BUT, sometimes we… Read More

Real Estate Movers and Shakers

In January, Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) hosted a real estate meeting for area partners such as developers, commercial realtors and financial institutions. GMG brought in the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors Executive Director, Matt Anfang. We were fortunate to… Read More

Congress Experiences Christmas Miracle: Passes Major Legislation to End the Year

Congress is ending 2015 by passing a flurry of legislation that will have substantial impacts on businesses and individuals alike. Included is the first long-term transportation bill in a decade, a major education reform bill, a tax bill… Read More

Employers Can Get State Money for Interns

The State of Minnesota offers programs that provide funds to businesses so they can hire interns.

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… Read More

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Greater 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… Read More

Employers: Get State Money for Job Training

Are you a new or existing businesses in Greater Minnesota? Will you be adding at least three new jobs? Do you need to provide training to those new employees? If so, then you’ll want to consider applying for… Read More