Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Mankato Sustaining Loan Program Open for Application

The City of Mankato has created a sustaining loan program to assist small businesses in Mankato. This loan is for Mankato businesses with 50 or fewer employees who have had a revenue decrease of 50% of more due… Read More

Member Exclusive Advertising Discounts

As our community looks to get back into business, it will be critical for businesses to advertise and share with the public their status and what they’re doing to make sure their customers are safe. We also know… Read More

Governor Walz Announces Additional Business Openings & Stay Safe Guidance

Governor Tim Walz today announced a series of new executive orders and future actions that would: End the Stay at Home Order as scheduled on May 18, replacing it with a Stay Safe Order. Gatherings up to 10… Read More

Legislative Session Recap Virtual Discussion

Join your colleagues and our regional legislators on May 22 at 8 am as Greater Mankato Growth hosts a virtual discussion to recap the 2020 legislative session. With COVID-19 still significantly impacting businesses, our panel of legislators will… Read More

COVID-19 Paid Leave & EFMLA – Answering Employer Questions Webinar Recording & Slides

Today Greater Mankato Growth hosted a webinar titled COVID-19 Paid Leave & EFMLA – Answering Employer Questions. Below are links to the webinar recording as well as the slides. In addition, you can view full details of the… Read More

Greater Mankato Growth Signs Letter to Gov. Walz

Yesterday Greater Mankato Growth partnered with 75 chambers of commerce from across the state to send a letter to Governor Walz urging him to consider a more rapid and equitable approach to safely open businesses of all sizes…. Read More

Blue Earth County Property Tax Penalty Waived Through July 15 for Qualifying Taxpayers

This morning, the Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners approved a program to provide property tax relief through a waiver of the late payment penalty of first half property tax payments for eligible property tax payers from May… Read More

COVID-19 Business Loan/Grant Resources

With COVID-19 hitting businesses tremendously hard, all levels of government and other organizations have made a number of financial resources for businesses available. Below is a comprehensive list of those resources with links to where you can learn… Read More

Employer COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

Executive Order 20-48 issued by Gov. Tim Walz on April 30, 2020, requires each business in operation during the peacetime emergency to establish a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. The following blog provides resources for businesses as they implement a… Read More

Governor Walz Extends Stay at Home Order- Announces Additional Return to Work Guidance

Governor Tim Walz today implemented Executive Order 20-48, which extends the Stay at Home Order until May 18, and allows all retailers to open for curbside pickup. Guidance on which businesses are allowed to return to work under… Read More

COVID-19 Workplace Protection Plan Best Practices Webinar Recording and Slides

Today Greater Mankato Growth hosted a webinar titled COVID-19 Workplace Protection Plan Best Practices. Below are links to the webinar recording recording as well as the slides. In addition, you can view full details of the event here…. Read More

Nicollet County Property Tax Penalty Waived Through July 15 for Qualifying Taxpayers

The late payment penalty for first-half property taxes for qualifying Nicollet County property owners who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis has been waived from May 15 to July 15, 2020.