Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Legislative Session Recap Virtual Discussion

Join your colleagues and our regional legislators on May 22 at 8 am as Greater Mankato Growth hosts a virtual discussion to recap the 2020 legislative session. With COVID-19 still significantly impacting businesses, our panel of legislators will… Read More

Webinar: How State and Federal Legislation Can Help Your Business

Both the federal government and Minnesota Legislature have recently passed legislation that will speed critical funds to Minnesota businesses and families. With new legislation comes questions on what the changes mean for Minnesota businesses. The Minnesota Chamber of… Read More

Announcing GMG’s 2020 Policy Priorities

The Minnesota Legislature gavels into session next week Tuesday. As always, Greater Mankato Growth 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… Read More

Marijuana Legalization Forum

The discussion around marijuana legalization in Minnesota is picking up at the Legislature. In fact, the Legislature has launched a ‘“Be Heard on Cannabis’ Community Conversation” tour that will be coming to Saint Peter the evening of November… Read More

SBDC Holding Minnesota Wage Theft Law Seminar

In May 2019, the Legislature passed a new Minnesota Wage Theft Law to create additional protections for workers and add criminal penalties for employers. Wage theft occurs when an employer avoids paying or fails to pay wages earned by its employees. GMG published a… Read More

2019 Legislative Session – What Happened (And What Didn’t)?

The 91st legislative session kicked off on January 8, 2019 after a November election that saw Mankato native Tim Walz elected governor, the House flip to DFL control, and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate through the one… Read More

Legislative Session Recap Breakfast

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our June Public Affairs Forum breakfast as we recap the 2019 legislative session. Wednesday, June 12 7:30 – 9:00 am South Central College, Heritage Hall Register here

House Transportation Committee to Hold Hearing in Mankato

The Minnesota House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee will hold a field hearing in Mankato this coming Friday, March 8. The Committee will hear testimony on HF 538 – a bill that would provide funding to complete the… Read More

Workplace Mandate Bills Under Consideration at Legislature

The Minnesota Legislature is considering a series of bills that would mandate that employers provide certain benefits to their employees. These proposals include state-mandated paid time off policies, paid family and medical leave, minimum wage, and predictive scheduling…. Read More

Your Election Toolkit

Greater Mankato Growth is your one-stop-shop for all the information you’ll need to exercise your right to vote in the 2018 election. On our Election Toolkit website, you’ll find online candidate profiles, candidate forum videos and details on… Read More

Watch Now: District 19A Forum

Voters in Minnesota District 19A will be asked to select a new state representative this November 6. To help voters cast an informed ballot, Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with KTV, Mankato’s public access television station, held a forum with… Read More

Election Season Means Candidate Forums

This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations will host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the… Read More