Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Greater Mankato Growth Nonprofit Engagement Fund

Greater Mankato Growth has partnered with Mayo Clinic Health System to offer Greater Mankato Growth’s Nonprofit Engagement Fund for membership, programs and events. This partnership was established to ensure non-profit organizations and their staff can take advantage of… Read More

New Business Focus, First National Bank Minnesota Featuring Mike Bresnahan and Eric Peters

First National Bank Minnesota is a full-service financial institution headquartered in St. Peter, Minnesota, with banking offices in Mankato, St. Peter, Gaylord, and Belle Plaine. Our primary geographic market covers a large area in south central Minnesota, including… Read More

The Next Big Tax Thing: Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds

As the buzz surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) begins to fade, one aspect of tax reform is just hitting its stride: Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (QOZFs). By now, you’ve probably heard a little bit about… Read More

Launch of the Business Walk

Yesterday, volunteers from the City Center Partnership’s Business Development Committee helped launch a “best practice” for Business Retention and Expansion from the International Economic Development Council.  The Business Walk is pretty much what it sounds like.  Trained volunteers… Read More

Wealth Generation in Greater Mankato

From 2010-2014, the Mankato-North Mankato MSA has the highest growth rate of Per Capita Personal Income among all Minnesota-based MSAs. This growth rate can represent a generation of wealth among the businesses and households within the marketplace.

Beyond the Bucket List – My State of the Union Experience

Where to start? Being invited as a Special Guest to the State of the Union by one’s sitting Congressman … my goodness. I’m not certain I have a “bucket list.” If I have something on “my list” then… Read More