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Greater Mankato Continues Positive GDP Growth

Mankato, MINN (September 29, 2014) – The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released their 2013 Gross Domestic Product figures at the regional level. The Mankato - North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) showed continued growth of .8% from 2012 – 2013.Manufacturing, the largest portion of the MSA’s GDP not representing over 18%, grew by $23 million. However, many of the other detailed industry figures are not able to be disclosed for data…See More
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"Thank you for Austin's Auto Repair for coming on KMSU-FM's Business Break and letting us hear more about them!"
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Sep 22
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Greater Mankato Growth Announces Candidate Forums

Mankato, MINN (September 22, 2014) – This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations, will once again host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed for the candidate forums.The scheduled forums…See More
Sep 22
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Unlock Business Value with Technology Seminar at South Central College

October 1, 2014 from 8:30am to 10am
As some of the biggest advances in the history of technology make their way into the front lines of service delivery, IT is becoming the home of innovation and business leadership. In this course, we will explore today’s top five IT trends, including some of the latest industry data, and the major opportunities and challenges facing businesses today. We will discuss the value and impact of cloud computing, user-experience strategy, open source adoption, mobile apps, big data and what…See More
Sep 22
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Sep 22
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"Freedom Home Care is looking for compassionate people to be caregivers for our non-medical home care business."
Sep 19
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Sep 19
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August Job Numbers Signaling Record Year for the MSA

Mankato, MINN (September 18, 2014) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of August today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) experienced a 2.6% growth rate in year-over-year numbers with a total of 54,356 jobs, up 1,369 jobs from August of 2013.The Mankato – North Mankato MSA’s growth rate of 2.6% in year-over year job growth is well above both the state of…See More
Sep 18
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31st Annual Greater Mankato Leadership Institute is Underway

MANKATO Minn. (September 17, 2014) – The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute, a program of Greater Mankato Growth, provides the community’s emerging leaders with comprehensive training focused on developing professional, personal and community leadership skills. This year’s class includes 40 current and emerging leaders from a variety of area businesses and organizations.The newest class to go through the Leadership Institute will start Wednesday, September 17 with a leadership challenge that…See More
Sep 16
Christine Nessler is now a member of Greater Mankato Growth Business Connection
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