Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Event Supporting Entrepreneurship

On Wednesday, Nov. 7th (8:30 – 10:00 am) the Mankato Chapter of One Million Cups will be celebrating its one year anniversary. This is a free event focused on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

Watch Now: Mankato Mayoral Forum

Mankato voters will be asked to select a new mayor 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 the candidates… Read More

The Workforce Series (9): Daycare and Employee Retention

As part of the Talent Initiative, Greater Mankato Growth is publishing a guest blog series highlighting the programs, tools and resources that are available in our marketplace. This series can serve as a catalog or library for businesses… Read More

Vote in the August 14 Primary Election

Minnesotans’ opportunity to shape the 2019 political landscape begins in earnest with the primary election on August 14. At this election, voters will be asked to winnow down the field of candidates in a number of races for… Read More

Funding Announced for Innovation Program

The Office of Business Finance is now accepting applications for the Innovation Voucher Award Program. On August 1st, $200,000 in funding was made available.

Greater Mankato compared to: Metros in the Upper Midwest

This is the second installment of Greater Mankato Growth’s recently completed the 2018 Economic Report. The report makes three comparisons of the Mankato-North Mankato metropolitan area to similar metropolitan areas in terms of population, geography, and concentration of… Read More

Gubernatorial Forum in Mankato

With the August 14 Primary Election right around the corner, the candidates running for Governor will appear next week, Thursday, July 26 in Mankato to participate in a candidate forum on Greater Minnesota issues. This event is free… Read More

Upcoming Candidate Forums for City of Mankato & Blue Earth County

Primary Election Day in Minnesota is August 14, 2018. At this election, voters will determine which candidates will move on to the November General Election for federal, state and local races. This year, an extraordinary number of candidates… Read More

The Workforce Series (8): Highlighting the Hiring Burden

As part of the Talent Initiative, Greater Mankato Growth is publishing a guest blog series highlighting the programs, tools and resources that are available in our marketplace. This series can serve as a catalog or library for businesses… Read More

Office Space in Mankato

There are several unique markets for commercial real estate. In May 2018, Greater Mankato Growth conducted an analysis of office space occupancy for the City of Mankato.

Insights from National Business Patterns: Retail

Greater Mankato’s economic strength comes from the diversity of industries that are present in the marketplace.  If one industry is ever down, another is usually on the way up.  When Greater Mankato Growth has looked at industry diversification… Read More

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics.