Greater Mankato Growth Blog

New: Nicollet County Business Relief Grant Program

The Minnesota Legislature and Governor have passed legislation authorizing funding to Minnesota counties for relief grants to local businesses and nonprofits impacted by an executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses and nonprofits in Nicollet County… Read More

Temporary Employment Opportunities

Greater Mankato Growth, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, has launched an inventory of available temporary employment opportunities.

Unemployed due to COVID19? Critical Industries need your Help.

The guest blog below is from Jessica Miller, a Workforce Strategy Consultant with DEED for the South Central/Southwest region. Are you a leisure and hospitality industry service provider whose job has been recently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Our health care industry needs you!

Just Released: MN Businesses NOW Eligible for SBA Funding

As an update to an earlier post on the Greater Mankato Blog on SBA Disaster Loan Funding, which details application considerations, late last night Minnesota businesses became eligible for the initial government tool for relief from the impact… Read More

Status: SBA loans for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

This morning, March 17th, the U.S. Small Business Administration held a webinar on the current status of SBA funding for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The main funding tool is SBA Disaster Assistance loan for working capital… Read More