Governor Tim Walz today announced a series of new executive orders and future actions that would:
- End the Stay at Home Order as scheduled on May 18, replacing it with a Stay Safe Order. Gatherings up to 10 people will be permitted.
- Will allow all retailers to open to in store customers at reduced capacity effective May 18.
- Allow restaurants, salons, fitness centers, and other entertainment venues etc. to open June 1 under restrictions to be announced on May 20.
- Protect workers from unsafe working conditions and retaliation.
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Governor Tim Walz today implemented Executive Order 20-48, which extends the Stay at Home Order until May 18, and allows all retailers to open for curbside pickup. Guidance on which businesses are allowed to return to work under EO 20-48 can be found here & here. In addition, the state has a comprehensive and detailed website for businesses to reference on safely returning to work, including FAQs. Continue reading “Governor Walz Extends Stay at Home Order- Announces Additional Return to Work Guidance” →
Greater Mankato’s economic strength comes from the diversity of industries that are present in the marketplace. If one industry is ever down, another is usually on the way up. When Greater Mankato Growth has looked at industry diversification in the past, we have analyzed the total wages of each industry to surmise the economic impact of each. But, how does our industry diversification compare to other metropolitan areas across the country and what can it tell us about our economic forecast?
This blog post will focus on the Retail Sector and subsequent ones will explore other industries.
Continue reading “Insights from National Business Patterns: Retail” →
JIM: Hey, John. Just got a note from a woman wanting to know how we could get Bed, Bath & Beyond to the area. This reminds me of the other requests that we get Trader Joe’s and Costco to come to town. While there’s a lot we can offer, those kind of decisions rest with corporations themselves using metrics that – in some cases – keep us out of the hunt. Continue reading “New Retail Business” →