Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Helping Minnesota Businesses during COVID-19

The following is the text of a news release from the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development. We care deeply about your business and are actively working with state and federal partners on measures to assist businesses… Read More

MN Chamber of Commerce Webinar: COVID-19 Related Business Resources for Your Company

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce just made available a recording of a webinar they hosted today with experts who discussed how businesses can access capital, work with employees, and better understand how policies passed at the state and… Read More

Navigating COVID-19 Employer & Employee Concerns Webinar

Our friends at Brown & Brown Insurance are hosting a webinar on Navigating COVID-19 Employer & Employee Concerns: HR Regulartory Guidance, Managing a Remote Workforce & Mental Health on Friday, March 20th at 1pm. You can register here… Read More

UPDATED: COVID-19 Tax Issues for Businesses

The Federal Government and State of Minnesota have taken several steps related to taxes to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. Below is a summary of these actions (current as of 2:15 pm March 20) and… Read More

MN Chamber Webinar: COVID-19 Related Business Resources for your Company

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce will hold a webinar on Thursday, March 19 from 12:00 – 1:30pm featuring experts who can summarize how businesses can access capital, work with employees and better understand how policies passed at the… Read More

GMG Advocacy on Business Support

As you’ve likely seen, state/federal/local governments are considering a number of policy options to support businesses during these unprecedented times. Greater Mankato Growth will do all we can to keep our business community up to date on the… Read More

Unemployment Insurance Update

The state of Minnesota is directing employees who have been laid off or had their hours reduced as a result of COVID-19 to apply for unemployment insurance.   For Employees The Governor recently signed an executive order increasing the… Read More

UPDATED: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Key Provisions Impacting Employers

The legislation guarantees free coronavirus testing, enhances Unemployment Insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states. In addition, the legislation creates two new paid leave programs that every business under 500 employees and all… Read More