Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Legislative Recap Forum

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our June Public Affairs Forum breakfast as we recap the 2017 legislative session. Friday, June 2 7:30 – 9:00 am Greater Mankato Growth, Sakatah Trail Room Register here Hit… Read More

Protect Against ADA Lawsuits: Self-Audit Your Business

  As you may be aware, hundreds of abusive lawsuits have been filed in the past two years both in federal and state court targeting Minnesota small businesses over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)… 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 being 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

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

Sunday Liquor Sales

A bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays was passed by the MN House of Representatives earlier this week and a Senate Committee today. The next stop will be a vote by the full Senate…. Read More

Taxing Times

If you haven’t had a chance to pick up the February edition of Minnesota Valley Business yet, be sure to check out this month’s featured article “Taxing times.” It features David Richards of Jones Metal (a member of… Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Greater Mankato at the Capitol

Greater Mankato at the Capitol is the largest citizen advocacy event from our region. NEW in 2017, we are partnering with the Minnesota and Rochester Chambers of Commerce to hold a joint event on Wednesday, March 8 that will be bigger,… Read More

Small Business Health Insurance Provisions Included in Legislation

  Last week Governor Dayton signed into law SF 1, bipartisan legislation providing a premium relief to those buying health insurance in the individual health insurance market in 2017. While providing relief to the individual market was certainly… Read More

Help Shape Our 2017 Policy Priorities

The Legislature will gavel into session on January 3, 2017. With a budget surplus of $1.4 billion and several key policy issues like taxes and transportation unresolved following the 2016 session, next year’s legislative session promises to be… Read More

Candidate Profiles Now Available Online

Profiles of candidates participating in the November 8, 2016 elections in our region are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankatoelections.com. The information was provided directly from the candidates vying for office.

Greater Mankato Growth Announces 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