Greater Mankato Growth Blog

How to Redevelop a Property in Mankato

Remember that abandoned building, old gas station, junk yard or other potentially contaminated property?  Do you look at these sites and wonder where funding could come from to make this a vital contribution to your community? Is there speculation… Read More

Minneapolis Fed Writes Article Featuring Greater Mankato

A few months ago, a representative from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank visited Greater Mankato and met with several business and community leaders on the state of the community. The result is a great community profile that was… Read More

Opportunity in Professional Sports

This past March, I posted about the upcoming economic opportunity connecting Greater Mankato to the Super Bowl being hosted in Minneapolis in 2018. The connection of Greater Mankato to the professional sports market gained further momentum recently. The largest… 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?

J&J’s Water Cooler Talk: Old Town

Jim Santori is the New Business Development Director at Greater Mankato Growth (GMG).  John Considine is the Director of Regional Business Intelligence at GMG.  They work together to grow the regional business marketplace. JOHN: So Jim, Old Town… Read More

The Super Bowl and Greater Mankato

In May of 2014, the NFL awarded Minnesota the 52nd Super Bowl.  The game itself will be played in U.S. Bank Stadium, however the event will stretch out across the entire state.  The vision of Super Bowl LII… Read More

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