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Forbes Ranks Greater Mankato 39th in the Nation, Top MSA in MN on its 2015 Best Small Places for Business and Careers list

Mankato, MINN (July 30, 2015) – Forbes released yesterday its 2015 list of “Best Small Places for Business and Careers,” ranking the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) 39th best in the United States. Forbes considers a “small place” to be a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a population less than 260,500. While the Mankato – North Mankato MSA tops the list over all other MN based MSAs, it slid from its 2014 ranking of 3rd.  Forbes mentions large changes in…See More
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Greater Mankato Young Professionals to Host Nonprofit Leadership Workshop

MANKATO, MINN (July 27, 2015) – More than 50 members of the Greater Mankato Young Professionals, a program of Greater Mankato Growth, will participate in a Nonprofit Leadership Workshop this Wednesday, July 29 from 8 am – Noon in Heritage Hall at South Central College, 1920 Lee Blvd., North Mankato.“Young professionals today want to have an active role in the development of the community in which they live and work. This event will provide them with information to help accelerate their…See More
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Beloved Children’s Author & Illustrator Nancy Carlson Selected for Fellowship in Children’s Literature

MANKATO, Minn. – July 20, 2015 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is pleased to announce that cherished children’s author and illustrator Nancy Carlson has been named the first recipient of the Capstone Fellowship in Children’s Literature. The fellowship…See More
Jul 21
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June Job Numbers Paint the Picture for a Positive Mid-Year Overview

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of June today. Jobs reached the highest number on record during a June for the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Jobs totaled 55,851, up 555 jobs compared to June of 2014. This month also bucked seasonal trends seeing a rise in numbers from May to June where trends over the last two years have dipped from May to June.Greater…See More
Jul 16
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Greater Mankato Growth and South Central College release Statements on Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership

The announcement Wednesday by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that Minnesota's Medical Manufacturing Partnership is one of 12 communities nationwide selected has a major local impact. The designation means the partnership - which includes Greater Mankato Growth and South Central College - is now eligible for federal aid and support to accelerate manufacturing growth and create jobs.Jonathan Zierdt, president & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. in a statement said “While not always…See More
Jul 9
Erick Lind is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Jul 7
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Greater Mankato Growth to Host ADA Compliance & Your Business Conference Call

(June 29, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. – Greater Mankato Growth will host a free ADA Compliance & Your Business conference call on Tuesday, July 14 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Margot Imdieke Cross, Accessibility Specialist with the Minnesota State Council on Disability, and Steve Schmidt, Attorney with the Disability Law Center, will provide information and resources on ADA Compliance and how to make readily achievable modifications to businesses. Following the presentation there will be a question and…See More
Jun 29
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Third Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn a Success

(June 25, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. -  Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth and presented by Xcel Energy, filled Jackson Park again on Thursday, June 25. The Porchlights played a mix of original and cover songs while children played various games provided by the Mankato Family YMCA.The crowd enjoyed lunch and snacks from various vendors including: Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver’s Frozen Custard, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Hy-Vee, Olives, Primrose Retirement Community, Tavern on the…See More
Jun 25
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Visit Mankato President Appointed to Explore Minnesota Tourism Council

(June 23, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. -  Today Governor Dayton released the newest rounds of state appointments, among them is Anna Thill, president of Visit Mankato. Thill has been appointed to represent the Southern Tourism Region on the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council. This represents the first term served on the council by a representative from Greater Mankato. Her term will start on June 28, 2015 and runs through January 4, 2016.The Explore Minnesota Tourism Council is focused on areas critical…See More
Jun 24
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New Saint Paul Public Schools’ Food Truck to Deliver Meals and Books to Kids

New Saint Paul Public Schools’ Food Truck to Deliver Meals and Books to KidsCapstone Donates Children’s Books to “Lunch and Literacy” ProgramMANKATO, Minn. – June 22, 2015 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources, is donating more than 750 children’s books to Saint Paul Public Schools’ “Lunch and Literacy” outreach meals program this summer. The new Mobile Café food truck delivers free,…See More
Jun 22
Richelle Ballenger is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
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Dave Newell is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
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Star Tribune names Mankato Clinic a 2015 Top Workplace

Mankato, MN June 15, 2015—Mankato Clinic has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 14. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2015. Produced by the same team that compiles the 24-year-old Star…See More
Jun 15

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