Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Cost Segregation – The Hidden Tax Advantage to Explore

  The following guest blog post was provided by Bob Rothenbuehler. Bob brings over 25 years of purchasing, sales and operational experience to the table.  In addition, he has 20 years of involvement with various financial services functions…. Read More

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

The Next Big Tax Thing: Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds

As the buzz surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) begins to fade, one aspect of tax reform is just hitting its stride: Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (QOZFs). By now, you’ve probably heard a little bit about… Read More

Dec. 2018 Employment Figures

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the December 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 2,379 jobs or 4% year-over-year in the month of December,… Read More

Nov 2018 Employment Figures

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the November 2018 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,537 jobs or 2.6% year over year in the month… 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: Mankato City Council Forum

Mankato voters will be asked to select City Council members in Wards 1, 3 and 5 this November 6. To help voters cast an informed ballot, Greater Mankato Growth in partnership with KTV, Mankato’s public access television station,… Read More

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.