Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Webinar: How State and Federal Legislation Can Help Your Business

Both the federal government and Minnesota Legislature have recently passed legislation that will speed critical funds to Minnesota businesses and families. With new legislation comes questions on what the changes mean for Minnesota businesses. The Minnesota Chamber of… Read More

Paycheck Protection Program

On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bill will provides significant support to businesses. The signature piece of the new law is the “Paycheck Protection Program” which… Read More

UPDATED: Stimulus 3.0 – Federal CARES Act: Key Provisions Impacting Employers

On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is the third bill passed by Congress in response to COVID-19. This bill provides significant resources to businesses and individuals… Read More

US Department of Labor Guidance on Paid Leave

The US Department of Labor has issued preliminary guidance for employers and employees implementing the new paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. As a reminder, all employers with 500 or less employees must implement… Read More

IRS Provides Guidance for new Paid Leave Programs

Included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by Congress was the establishment of two new paid leave programs impacting employers under 500. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued preliminary guidance for employers to implement… Read More

Essential Services Survey

As discussion continues on whether Minnesota will move to a “shelter in place” directive, we welcome your thoughts on the process for determining “essential services” to ensure we are advocating for a thoughtful process to include a comprehensive… Read More

MN Chamber of Commerce Webinar: COVID-19 Related Business Resources for Your Company

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce just made available a recording of a webinar they hosted today with experts who discussed how businesses can access capital, work with employees, and better understand how policies passed at the state and… Read More

UPDATED: COVID-19 Tax Issues for Businesses

The Federal Government and State of Minnesota have taken several steps related to taxes to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. Below is a summary of these actions (current as of 2:15 pm March 20) and… Read More

GMG Advocacy on Business Support

As you’ve likely seen, state/federal/local governments are considering a number of policy options to support businesses during these unprecedented times. Greater Mankato Growth will do all we can to keep our business community up to date on the… Read More

UPDATED: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Key Provisions Impacting Employers

The legislation guarantees free coronavirus testing, enhances Unemployment Insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states. In addition, the legislation creates two new paid leave programs that every business under 500 employees and all… Read More

Announcing GMG’s 2020 Policy Priorities

The Minnesota Legislature gavels into session next week Tuesday. As always, Greater Mankato Growth will keep our members up to speed on key issues and provide the information you’ll need to be an advocate for your business. Be… Read More

Minnesota Tax Reform: What You Need to Know

This year the Minnesota Legislature passed and Governor Walz signed into law a significant rewrite of Minnesota’s tax code to bring the state into conformity with the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This new law… Read More