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Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

Mankato – North Mankato MSA Loses Jobs for the First Time in Three Years

Mankato, MINN (November 19, 2015) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of October revealing a loss in total jobs in the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) compared to October of 2014.Total jobs in the MSA this October were 56,334 compared to 57,332 last October. The largest loss of jobs occurred in the private service providing sector (3.3%), however goods…See More
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Honor an Outstanding Individual or Business for the 2016 Pathfinder Awards | Nomination deadline just two weeks away

MANKATO, Minn. (November 11, 2015) - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Board is seeking nominations for the annual Pathfinder, Young Pathfinder and Business Pathfinder Awards.The Pathfinder Award was created in 1986 to recognize individuals or organizations that, in the spirit of Dr. King, are initiators or action takers in the struggle for equal treatment, human rights and non-violence. The award represents the ideal that all people should be treated fairly and equally without the fear…See More
Nov 11
Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

80 Greater Mankato Delegates Traveling to Columbia, Missouri | Studying innovative ideas and best practices to bring back to Greater Mankato

(November 2, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. – Eighty business and community leaders depart this Sunday, November 8, for the fourth Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation InterCity Leadership Visit (ICLV). The group is traveling to Columbia, Missouri to study innovative ideas and best practices that may be adapted and brought to life in the Greater Mankato region. The delegates will be in Columbia November 8-11, 2015. The Greater Mankato Leadership Delegation was last convened in 2011 for a visit to…See More
Nov 2
Candy Laven posted an event

South Central College Job Fair - N. Mankato Campus at South Central College

November 18, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
Looking for a Job Opportunity?Plan to attend the South Central College Job Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10am - 2pm.  Over 50 employers are participating. Open to the general public and parking is free. See More
Oct 29
Joel Heitner is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
Oct 27
Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

Job Growth in Greater Mankato Remains Stable | Demographic shifts impact workforce availability

Mankato, MINN (October 15, 2015) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of September revealing total jobs in the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) remained consistent compared to September of 2014. Total jobs in the MSA this September were 55,422 compared to 55,405 last September with the largest changes in jobs by sector occurring with a 1.4% and 1.5% gain in goods…See More
Oct 15
Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

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
Oct 13
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
Oct 12
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
Oct 8
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
Greater Mankato Growth posted a News post

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


New GMG website

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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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