Greater Mankato Growth Blog

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

GMG Q1 Report

Our entire team at Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. works each day to bring value to our members and drive increased vitality to the Greater Mankato region. To ensure that we’re effectively updating our partners and the community on… Read More

2019 Legislative Session – What Happened (And What Didn’t)?

The 91st legislative session kicked off on January 8, 2019 after a November election that saw Mankato native Tim Walz elected governor, the House flip to DFL control, and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate through the one… Read More

Legislative Session Recap Breakfast

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for our June Public Affairs Forum breakfast as we recap the 2019 legislative session. Wednesday, June 12 7:30 – 9:00 am South Central College, Heritage Hall Register here

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

Workplace Mandate Bills Under Consideration at Legislature

The Minnesota Legislature is considering a series of bills that would mandate that employers provide certain benefits to their employees. These proposals include state-mandated paid time off policies, paid family and medical leave, minimum wage, and predictive scheduling…. Read More

What Minnesota Can Learn From Germany on Energy Policy

RSVP now for a free luncheon forum with experts and elected officials as we discuss What Minnesota Can Learn From Germany on Energy Policy. Friday, December 14 11:30 am – 1:00 pm South Central College Heritage Hall

Watch Now: District 19B Forum

Voters in Minnesota District 19B will be asked to select a state representative 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… Read More

Eying the Political Storm – 2018 Election Preview Breakfast Forum

Register now for Greater Mankato Growth’s September Public Affairs Breakfast Forum: Eying the Political Storm – 2018 Election Preview. The 2018 election season is just around the corner—do you know which candidates, issues, and trends are most likely to have an… Read More