Mankato Economic Development in Mankato Minnesota

Address and phone number for Mankato Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at Civic Center Plaza, Mankato MN.

Mankato Economic Development
10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, Minnesota, 56001

About the Mankato Economic Development

The Mankato Economic Development, located in Mankato, MN, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the Blue Earth County area. The Economic Development Agency (EDA) attracts and retains business, promotes development to increase employment and the tax base, and encourages a thriving economic environment in Mankato. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

You may contact the Economic Development Office for questions about:
  • Mankato Economic Development programs and services
  • City and community development
  • Job creation, training, and workforce development
  • Blue Earth County Economic Development funds
  • EDA grants and funding
Mankato Business and Workforce Development

The Economic Development Office promotes the Blue Earth County area for business development, highlighting Mankato as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with Blue Earth County Chambers of Commerce and business groups to market the region for business development. To promote business, the EDA creates marketing materials, creates promotional advertising, and organizes Blue Earth County business expos. In addition to business development, the Economic Development Office promotes workforce development through job creation programs and training opportunities.

Land Development Programs in Mankato, MN

In Mankato, the Economic Development Center seeks developers for undeveloped land or areas in need of redevelopment. They market development opportunities and identify obstacles to development, such as site contamination or a lack of funding. The Mankato Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Mankato to match developers, landlords, and business owners with prime locations.

Small Business Support Programs

As part of its business development agenda, the Economic Development Agency offers small business support programs. These programs provide ombudsmen services, support small businesses with licensing and Blue Earth County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

The Economic Development Office administers Blue Earth County grants and loans. These include Brownfield Redevelopment grants, facade improvement grants, and Blue Earth County public improvement grants. Businesses can also qualify for Blue Earth County loan programs, often with below-market interest rates and less stringent credit requirements than business loans from traditional financing institutions.

Blue Earth County Tax Incentives

In Minnesota, the Economic Development Corporation administers tax incentives for businesses that expand or relocate within the jurisdiction. Funding for tax incentives may come from the Minnesota state level, the Blue Earth County level, or the Mankato level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in Blue Earth County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Mankato Economic Development

You may contact the Mankato Economic Development by calling 507-387-8687, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Mankato Economic Development, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, Minnesota, 56001.

Map of Mankato Economic Development in Mankato Minnesota

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