Workforce Shortage

talenttaskforce_smallcling_transp

Our economy is facing a critical workforce shortage.

Over the next five years, employers – already struggling to fill open positions – will see this challenge accelerate due to the confluence of an aging workforce, a diminishing worker pool and the need to fuel an anticipated 20 percent growth in new employment due to economic growth.
Greater Mankato Growth convened a talent task force which is charged with initiating a collective community response, stemming from a framework of strategic priorities. The Talent Task Force will share this framework at the summit as the guiding document.
Continue reading “Workforce Shortage”

The Partner Posse

Young confident super businessman in mask and cape at nightYou know what sets our community apart, at least from an economic development standpoint? Partnership. When a new business comes to town to inquire about locating here, the right people make themselves available to share what it’s like doing business in Greater Mankato. Our cities, utilities, educational partners, resource providers, and most importantly our businesses work together to tell a consistent message: “You can be successful here.” Continue reading “The Partner Posse”

Le Sueur, MN – Manufacturing & Workforce

le sueur workforce meetingLast week, Greater Mankato Growth collaborated with the City of Le Sueur Economic Development representatives to convene resources from South Central College and Minnesota State University, Mankato for manufacturing businesses.  Several of the community’s major employers were in attendance including Cambria, Le Sueur Incorporated, Seneca, and Bimeda.

Continue reading “Le Sueur, MN – Manufacturing & Workforce”