At GMG, we believe in the power of community during uncertain times. It won’t be “business as usual” for a while, but as always Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is committed to our mission and the needs of our community.

GMG has been working over the course of the last several days to navigate the challenging and continually evolving COVID-19 situation and do our best to support our members, businesses and the community in putting forth valuable and timely information.

Per Governor Walz’s announcement last evening, many of our members in the restaurant/hospitality and recreational industries are expected to close or modify business practices today by 5 pm. Please know that our team is diligently working to provide support to this group and our entire business community to find out how we can be most helpful in this unprecedented situation. You can find a list of our businesses to patronize via pickup, delivery, or gift card on our business directory.

We have created a web page full of available resources specific to our business community at: https://greatermankato.com/covid19. Our organization has also been in communication with local partners to ensure we are supporting area coordination efforts as well as ongoing messaging. Please check back often and share this page with others, as ongoing informational updates are being made. We also encourage you to subscribe or regularly check greatermankatoblog.com for updates on the status of state/federal/local business support programs that are rapidly evolving. Blogs were just posted today on unemployment insurance and SBA Disaster Loans.

Additionally, we will be actively reaching out to our member businesses and organizations through communications such as this and by phone to best assess how we can be helpful and answer questions related to available resources and information.  Part of this includes completing the following survey to assist Greater Mankato Growth in identifying resources to address issues arising from businesses related to COVID-19 at;  https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5502344/Covid-19-and-Greater-Mankato. Please considering sharing this survey via your social media to assist Greater Mankato Growth in gathering information for other local and state resource providers.

The GMG office is open, although we have closed our office lobby to the public and a great deal of our work is being done remotely for the health and safety of all.   We are happy to assist members and stakeholders via a scheduled appointment, phone conversation or remote meeting. Feel free to reach out to myself, one of our team members or by contacting us at 507.385.6640 or via e-mail at [email protected].

As always, please let us know if you have questions, concerns or if our organization can be supportive in any way throughout this situation.  We are here for you.