Greater Mankato Growth Blog

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

Inside C.A.B. Construction

C.A.B. Construction is another success story in our community.  I got to meet with the owner and General Manager Karla Hansen, along with Team Steve:  Steve Duncan (Business Development) and Steve Brunson (Production Manager). 

The MOST Debt Savvy Residents in the Country

  Mankato was recently identified by SmartAsset.com as the most debt savvy location in the country.  A debt savvy location means people there have high credit scores, low average personal loan debt, low credit utilization and low mortgage… Read More

Another cool list we appear on…

Community leaders knew when we formed Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. in 2007 we were certainly taking a more unique approach to regional, community based business development.  But I’m not sure we realized the name we selected would be… Read More

Let me introduce…Greater Mankato! You’ve never been!?

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing a national site selector around the Greater Mankato community. The day was part of the Minnesota Marketing Partnership’s Fam Tour event. Ten site selectors from across the country came to Minnesota… Read More