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Why City Center Mankato?

City Center Mankato is in the heart of one of Forbes’ “Best Small Places for Business & Careers” (2014). The City Center is the Southern Minnesota destination for arts, entertainment, government, professional services and community events. Featuring both small businesses and major corporations ranging from retail, agribusiness, finance, telecommunications, and outdoor adventure service, as well as many spots for a great coffee, food or drinks, City Center Mankato is a business destination you can’t afford to ignore.

Centrally Located

Located at the geographic center of a 100,000-population metropolitan area, and with 250,000 people within a 60 minute commute, City Center Mankato is an employment, entertainment and professional services hub for hundreds of thousands in Southern Minnesota.

Quality Space and Infrastructure

In recent years the City Center has seen $10s of millions in major capital investment, including office building remodels, new office tower developments, new residential construction, and rehabilitation of unique storefronts. Supporting these spaces are direct access to US Hwy 169, MN Hwy 60 and the nearby US Hwy 14, providing regional access to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rochester, Iowa and South Dakota. And on a local level the City Center is the convergence of metropolitan arterial roads, transit, bicycle and regional trail infrastructure punctuated with thousands of surface or ramp parking stalls. So finding your perfect space with a competitive advantage won’t be an issue in City Center Mankato.

Top Quality Talent

Great talent equals great business expansion opportunities and this region’s 26,000 higher education students, attending five institutions including Minnesota State Mankato, the largest MNSCU institution and second largest in the state, make that possible. According to the 2014 Talent Supply & Demand Report, our regional supply of talent “exceeds” or “greatly exceeds” local demand in many areas and presents a great opportunity for business development.

 Tremendous Business Development Opportunities in:

  • Health Science Technology
  • Arts, Communications & Information Systems
  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (especially Biology Majors)
  • Business, Management & Administration
Great Livability

Livability, or the desirability to live in an area, is a major factor in a successful business. Without a highly livable community filled with events, activities, community engagement and fun things to do for young and old, your business will be at a disadvantage. Luckily, the City Center enhances regional livability through great urban living, a vibrant night life, exciting sporting events and a great family friendly scene. City Center Mankato will become your asset in attracting and retaining key talent to your business.

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