Greater Mankato Growth Blog

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

Announcing GMG’s 2018 Policy Priorities

The Minnesota Legislature gavels into session today. As always, Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) will keep our members up to speed on key issues and provide the information you’ll need to be an advocate for your business. Be sure to… Read More

Greater Mankato Construction Showcase

Government agencies in the Greater Mankato area are ramping up for one of the largest road construction seasons in recent history in 2018. To help the public prepare, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will host Mankato’s first… Read More

Highway 14 Makes Progress at Legislature

After several years of gridlock, the Legislature and Governor came to an agreement this year on a transportation bill that injects much needed funding into our state’s transportation network. The bottom line for Highway 14: there is funding… 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

Taxes & Transportation Moving Through Legislature

A big week winds up at the Legislature as all omnibus bills must pass out of committees today. Next week, the House and Senate will be busy passing all the budget and tax bills by their Easter/Passover break… Read More

Highway 14: The most densely populated highway corridor in Minnesota without a continuous four-lane connection

Take a moment to check out my column in the Mankato Free Press today that introduces new data in support of one of our top regional policy priorities: expanding Highway 14 to four-lanes from Rochester to New Ulm. Greater… Read More