Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Legislature Adjourns: What Passed (and What Didn’t)

The Minnesota Legislature ended on a less-than-graceful note as major bills were negotiated and considered just moments before the constitutionally mandated adjournment time of midnight on May 22. The legislature adopted a tax bill and supplemental budget bill… Read More

Bus Service from Mankato to Twin Cities

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently studying the viability of launching intercity bus service between Greater Mankato and Minneapolis/St. Paul. To help determine the level of usage and type of users of this service, MnDOT is asking… Read More

Legislature Opens: What You Need to Know

The Minnesota Legislature gavels into session today. They face a short 11 weeks to tackle significant policy priorities before they must adjourn on May 23rd. The big news is that the Legislature has a surplus of $900 million,… Read More

Policy Priorities for 2016

The Minnesota Legislature will gavel into session on March 8. As always, Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) will keep our members up to speed on key issues and provide the information you’ll need to be an advocate for your business…. Read More

Highway 14: The most densely populated highway corridor in Minnesota without a continuous four-lane connection

Take a moment to check out my column in the Mankato Free Press today that introduces new data in support of one of our top regional policy priorities: expanding Highway 14 to four-lanes from Rochester to New Ulm. Greater… Read More

Congress Experiences Christmas Miracle: Passes Major Legislation to End the Year

Congress is ending 2015 by passing a flurry of legislation that will have substantial impacts on businesses and individuals alike. Included is the first long-term transportation bill in a decade, a major education reform bill, a tax bill… Read More

Matters of Freight

How can we leverage our defining strengths as a state to ensure we can meet tomorrow’s freight and logistics challenges?  Hear about this and be a part of the conversation by attending the 18th Annual Freight and Logistics… Read More