Greater Mankato Growth Blog

2019 Mankato Job Fair

Looking for a job? Need to make a new hire? In partnership with CareerForce (formerly the Mankato Workforce Center), JobsHQ is putting on the 2019 Mankato Job Fair on September 12, 2019 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Mankato Armory.

Green Energy Program for Greater Mankato Businesses

The following article was submitted by Rob Friend of Energy Smart which is part of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, a GMG member. He writes about how to reduce energy usage within your business and the benefits of… Read More

Partnerships with local businesses provide meaningful experiences for Travel Writers

Visit Mankato working with influencers to promote Greater Mankato as a travel destination It’s no secret that “word of mouth” has always had a strong effect on consumer behavior. If John Doe is patronizing a business and just… Read More

Connecting Minnesota Manufacturers

The MN Supplier Match is an initiative of the Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota!® program, seeking to highlight and expand Minnesota’s robust supply chain, increasing business-to-business activity in the state. MN Supplier Match creates value for Minnesota businesses who… Read More

How do you choose the holidays that your business commemorates?

The following is a guest blog post authored by Diane Dobitz and Briana Baker who are members of the Mankato Indigenous Peoples Day Committee. Their post is a continuation of Scot Zellmer’s post “On Being A Successful Business… Read More

May 2019 Greater Mankato Jobs Report

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the May 2019 employment figures yesterday. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 157 jobs or 0.3% year over year in the month of May.  This is the 29th straight… 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

Flooded Basement in Your Mankato Home? Act Fast to Prevent Further Damage and Hazards!

The following article was submitted by guest-blogger, Sydney Lovold. Sydney is part of Greater Mankato Growth member business, SERVPRO. Here, she shares tips of how to cope with the all-to-familiar basement flood. Are you a member business and… 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

How much investment has there been in our City Center?

In the early 2000s, our community began Envision 2020 planning process, a comprehensive planning document spanning across municipal jurisdictions and connecting to the broader region. In 2006, the 400+ stakeholders of Envision 2020 rolled out a set of… Read More

April 2019 Employment Figures

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the April 2019 employment figures on Thursday. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 501 jobs or 0.9% year-over-year in the month of April…. Read More

2019 Mankato Office Vacancy

Greater Mankato Growth recently completed an update to last year’s office/commercial vacancy analysis. The 2018 vacancy analysis was conducted during April, as was this year’s 2019 update. The 2018 vacancy analysis served as the baseline for the update. … Read More