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Greater Mankato Growth Posts Mankato Area Public School Board Candidate Profiles Online

Mankato, MINN (October 12, 2015) – Profiles of candidates participating in the November 3, 2015 election for Mankato Area Public Schools Board are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website under the “Elections 2015” tab. This is the only local election taking place in the Mankato / North Mankato area this year. The information was provided directly from the candidates participating in the race for…See More
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Kim Ruby-Horkey posted a News post

YWCA Hosts Fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference November 4–5, 2015

Mankato, Minn. -Oct. 9, 2015- The YWCA Mankato will host its fourth annual Women’s Leadership Conference: Passion, Purpose & Power Wednesday, November 4 - Thursday November 5, 2015 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. Registration closes October 23, so be sure to snag your ticket before then! To learn more, visit call the YWCA Mankato at (507)…See More
Jennifer Glidden posted a News post

Jordan Sands Sponsors Governor’s Pheasant Opener

Mankato, Minn. – Oct. 8, 2015 – Jordan Sands, an industrial sand mining and processing operation based in North Mankato, is a Gold Sponsor of the Governor’s Pheasant Opener happening this weekend in Mankato. Jordan Sands is loaning part of its property north of Mankato for hunting groups in the Governor’s party with employees guiding the groups through the local prairie and farm fields. “Jordan Sands is thrilled to be part of this event which highlights a great tradition in Minnesota and…See More
Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

Honorees Announced for Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame | Recipients Honored at November 17 Event

MANKATO, Minn. (October 7, 2015) – Each year Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which includes Greater Mankato Growth, Visit Mankato and City Center Partnership, recognizes outstanding businesses, organizations and professionals at the Greater Mankato Business Awards & Hall of Fame presented by ISG. This year’s event will be held on November 17 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Verizon Wireless Center. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is proud to announce this year’s 2015 honorees:Greater Mankato Growth…See More
Oct 7
Kim Ruby-Horkey is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Oct 6
Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

Greater Mankato to headline Minnesota Real Estate Journal event in Golden Valley

Mankato, MINN (October 6, 2015) – Greater Mankato will be taking its success story on the road October 14 at a half day-long real estate summit in the Minneapolis area.Hosted by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal (MREJ), the summit will be held from 8 am – noon (with breakfast at 7 am) at the Golden Valley Country Club and will feature area city officials along with area business people who will tell the region’s history and formula for growth in front of real estate professionals from around…See More
Oct 6
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GDP Growing Across Greater Mankato Marketplace, Second Highest Growth in State

Mankato, MINN. (September 23, 2015) – The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released their 2014 Gross Domestic Product figures at the regional level. The Mankato - North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) showed growth of .34% from 2013 – 2014 for a total of $4,094,000 (Real GDP). Real GDP accounts for inflation and uses the value of a dollar from 2009. It is a useful measure when looking at past GDP benchmarks.Manufacturing, the largest…See More
Sep 23
Maureen Gustafson posted a status
"Join Gislason & Hunter and EideBailly for a complimentary Estate Planning Seminar Thursday October 22 RSVP:"
Sep 23
Kathy Van Tol posted an event

Create and Decorate: Pumpulents at Hilltop Florist and Greenhouse

October 17, 2015 from 11am to 1pm
Our designers will assist you in creating your very own Pumpulent--- a succulent in a pumpkin! Cost is $35 and $15.See More
Sep 23
LEEP posted a status
"Full Time position available at LEEP: Outreach and Development Coordinator. Full description online at"
Sep 23
DeeDra Vosburg left a comment for Scott Weilage
"Is this Bruno Serra from your office spamming everyone on the GMG Business Connection?  I see there is a comment on your page from him as well as numerous others?"
Sep 23
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Sep 17
Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

Luncheon event with the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Mankato, MINN (September 11, 2015) – Greater Mankato Growth is proud to announce its next Public Affairs Forum Series event, a luncheon with Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on October 8.This is a truly unique event to interact with one of the nation's most influential economic policy makers. President Kocherlakota will provide a keynote address on the…See More
Sep 11
Lindsay Bolstad posted an event

Domestic and Sexual Violence in the LGBTQ Community Lunch and Learn at CADA Mankato

September 25, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
This is a free training presented by Sadie Porter Arch, Sexual Violence Program Team Lead.  There is a $10 charge for CEU credits in Social Work, POST and Continuing Legal Education.  Register online: The goal of this Lunch and Learn is to contemplate the role of gender oppression in the sexual violence experienced by LGBTQ individuals.  Participants will explore the manifestation of Intimate…See More
Sep 11
LEEP posted a status
"Part Time positions are available at LEEP! Visit for more information on applying!"
Sep 9
Sam Bloedow posted a News post

Lean Enterprise Summit for Manufacturers

The September 22nd Lean Enterprise Summit at South Central College is a great opportunity for manufacturers in our region to learn about the Lean approach and network with industry peers. This full day event is organized by Enterprise Minnesota and Thriveon is supporting it as a co-sponsor. More
Sep 9


New GMG website

Started by Greater Mankato Growth in Uncategorized Jul 19, 2012. 0 Replies

GMG recently refreshed our website What do you think of the new site? As we continue to optimize the site, feedback is…Continue

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