Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Governor Walz Announces Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate

Today Governor Walz announced a new EO-20-81-Final implementing a statewide requirement to wear facial coverings when inside indoor businesses and indoor public settings. This requirement will be effective beginning July 25. You can find general information and FAQs… Read More

2020 School Board Elections

The Mankato Area Pubic Schools are looking for great candidates to run for School Board in this November’s election. Is that you or someone you know?

City of Mankato Publishes Mask Ordinance Details

Beginning Friday, July 10 the Mankato City Council’s emergency declaration ordinance requiring face coverings goes into effect. The City has published a website with details about the ordinance and compliance, including FAQs and optional signage businesses can utilize.

UPDATED: Mankato Passes Mandatory Mask Ordinance

The City of Mankato Council last evening passed an emergency ordinance which will require the use of a mask or face covering in places of public accommodation. The ordinance will take effect Friday, July 10, 2020 and be… Read More

Small Business Relief Grants Program to Begin Accepting Applications on June 23

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has announced that the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program – which was approved by the Minnesota Legislature last week and signed by Governor Tim Walz on Tuesday –… Read More

EIDL Loan Program Reopened for New Applications

The Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) is now reopened for all eligible business to apply for the $10,000 grant advance and loan. The program was previously closed for new applications for a period of… Read More

Join Greater Mankato Growth in Advocacy

As you hopefully know, Greater Mankato Growth has worked tirelessly to identify resources, answer questions, facilitate discussions and advocate on behalf of our business community to allow all businesses to open safely. Today marks another milestone in that… Read More

Greater Mankato Growth Sends Letter to Governor Walz

Today Greater Mankato Growth sent a letter to Governor Walz respectfully requesting that he allow all businesses the opportunity to reopen in a way that is safe, sustainable, and equitable with their peers. You can read the letter… Read More

Legislative Session Recap Virtual Discussion

Join your colleagues and our regional legislators on May 22 at 8 am as Greater Mankato Growth hosts a virtual discussion to recap the 2020 legislative session. With COVID-19 still significantly impacting businesses, our panel of legislators will… Read More

Greater Mankato Growth Signs Letter to Gov. Walz

Yesterday Greater Mankato Growth partnered with 75 chambers of commerce from across the state to send a letter to Governor Walz urging him to consider a more rapid and equitable approach to safely open businesses of all sizes…. Read More

Nicollet County Property Tax Penalty Waived Through July 15 for Qualifying Taxpayers

The late payment penalty for first-half property taxes for qualifying Nicollet County property owners who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis has been waived from May 15 to July 15, 2020.

Property Tax Deferral

On behalf of our business community, Greater Mankato Growth has been in discussions with County leadership in both Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties regarding concern we’ve heard from several business owners that they will have difficulty making their… Read More