Greater Mankato Potential
The Greater Mankato region, includes Blue Earth and Nicollet counties (Mankato-North Mankato MSA), as well as the adjacent community of Le Sueur. Each day 250,000 people live, go to school, work in or visit Greater Mankato, and well over a million people reside within 60 miles of the market’s economic center.
The Greater Mankato MSA is the fastest growing Greater MN Based MSA, with a growth of 1.25% from 2000 to 2010.
- 10th in the nation on Forbes 2013 list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers
- 8th in the nation on NerdWallet’s 2013 list of best places for Work-Life Balance based on hours worked per week, daily comuting time and median earnings
- Top 25% in the nation for Job Growth by NewGeography.com for the area’s creation of short and long-term jobs
See the latest Greater Mankato – The Way to Grow positioning guide.
Industries in the Greater Mankato area with the most employees
|3 Digit NAICS Code||Product/Services|
|323||Printing & Related Support Activities|
|623||Nursing & Residential Care Facilities|
|621||Ambulatory Health Care Services|
|331||Primary Metal Manufacturing|
|336||Transportation Equipment Manufacturing|
|334||Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing|
|561||Administrative and Support Services|