Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Sexual Harassment Legislation Impacting Business Under Consideration

Bills are pending in the Minnesota House and Senate that lower the bar for employees to bring claims of sexual harassment against employers.┬áMembers interested in contacting their legislator on this matter can find who represents them and their… Read More

What’s Happening at the Legislature?

The Minnesota Legislature is in recess, returning to the Capitol on April 9 for a final sprint until they adjourn on May 21. This is an ideal time to talk with your legislators about the key issues of… Read More

ADA Law Passed: New Mandatory Notice Requirement May Result in Fewer Lawsuits, Greater Accessibility

More than seventy businesses in our area over the past three years have been targeted with abusive lawsuits alleging accessibility violations. To help prevent these lawsuits, Greater Mankato Growth has been pursuing a two-prong strategy. First, we’ve worked… Read More

Chamber Coalition Sends Letters on Highway 14

The House and Senate have passed their comprehensive transportation bills and the next step is conference committee, which convened for the first time yesterday. While there are some very good parts of the two bills, the overall effect… Read More

Uniform State Labor Standards Bill Up for Senate Vote

Tomorrow, the Minnesota Senate will vote on a bill┬ábeing supported by the MN Chamber that would explicitly preempt local governments from enacting wage and benefit mandates on employers. This stems from efforts by the Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul… Read More