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Mankato – North Mankato MSA Growth Rate Double that of State, Hits another all-time record high number

Mankato, MINN (December 18, 2014) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of November today. Jobs in the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) reached another milestone hitting 58,097 jobs. This far surpasses last month’s (October) milestone month where the MSA reached more than 57,000 jobs for the first time on record.The MSA also lead growth rates over all the MN based…See More
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Greater Mankato Leadership Institute Participants to Spread Holiday Cheer Wednesday

Mankato, Minn. (December 16, 2014) – For more than 30 years the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has provided comprehensive leadership training with a personal, professional and community focus. As part of this nine month program, one session is dedicated entirely to leadership through community service. This year’s community service day is this Wednesday, December 17, with the class learning from area experts in the morning and then engaging in a variety of service projects around the…See More
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Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Seeks Board Nominations

MANKATO, MINN (December 9, 2014) –The Nominating Committee for Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is currently seeking candidates to fill seven seats on the organization’s board of directors:Two (2) directors from the Primary Economy (to include manufacturing, technology and information, communications, utilities, and/or construction)Two (2) directors from Professional Services (to include accounting, legal, engineering, architectural, health care and financial services)Two (2) director from Retail…See More
Dec 9
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"Join Profile at Ladies Night Out! The Americinn is hosting a great event to gear up for the holidays! 5-8pm December 5th, see you there!!"
Dec 3
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"Join Profile on Friday Nov. 28 and get a year membership for $99, and a $150 Profile gift card!"
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Nov 20
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City Center Partnership Announces Fourth People’s Choice Winner

NEWS RELEASECity Center Partnership Announces Fourth People’s Choice WinnerThirteen Public Art Sculptures Added to the Community in Four Years MANKATO, Minn.— The City Center Partnership announced the 2014 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour award winners at the November 18th Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame…See More
Nov 19
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Greater Mankato Growth Expands Areas of Work: Announces Commitment to Agricultural Business Work across South Central Minnesota

Mankato, MINN (November 17, 2014) – The Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) Board of Directors recently approved the organization’s plan to invest approximately $370,000 over the next three years to work on building the existing agricultural business prominence in the region and maximize the growing economic marketplace with the goal of becoming the premier ag business epicenter in the United States. Approximately $250,000 of the additional funding necessary to execute the new plan will come from…See More
Nov 17
Profile IconLisa Hoffman Wojcik, Kirsten R Becker and Julie Anderson joined Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Nov 14
Brad Ommodt is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Nov 13
Ashley Aukes posted an event

Feast! Festival & Tradeshow at Rochester Civic Center

November 1, 2014 from 10am to 5pm
Contact: Jan Joannides,, 612-251-7304Local festival will feature farmers and food artisans from upper Midwest.Who: Feast Local Food Network, with special guests and keynote speakersWhat: The first of this two day event, Homegrown for the Holidays, will be a festival open to the public with a showcase of the best local food by producers and makers from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.The second day, Grow it, Make it, is a tradeshow designed…See More
Oct 31
Ashley Aukes posted a status
"Don't miss the Feast! Festival November 1st @ the Rochester Civic Center. Doors open at 10am and admission is only $5. #localfood"
Oct 31
Ashley Aukes is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Oct 31
Kathy Depuydt posted an event

Bradley's on Stadium at 1600 Warren St University Square

November 1, 2014 at 8pm to November 2, 2014 at 2am
80's night with live music from "It Came From the 80's"Costume contestSee More
Oct 29
Morgan Streeter posted events
Oct 27
Nicole Griensewic Mickelson is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Oct 24



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