Whether you’re a midsize manufacturer or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll find North Mankato is a Darn Nice Area to do business. It is home to hardworking citizens and many well-established—plus new—thriving businesses.

We support our flourishing economy with open-minded, responsive leadership, well-planned infrastructure, a quality workforce and a willingness to genuinely help businesses grow.

The North Mankato Port Authority offers incentives through grants and loans to help businesses prosper in our downtown. Need room to grow? The Northport Industrial Park provides fully serviced industrial sites in a convenient location with ample size to expand. Qualified businesses can even receive incentives including Tax Increment Financing or Revolving Loan Funds.

Big or small, North Mankato is the place for business because success and progress are in our DNA.

The North Mankato Port Authority serves as the economic development and redevelopment arm of the City of North Mankato. It was began in 1985 and  has all the powers of a Port Authority as established under applicable Minnesota Statute. The Commission also has HRA powers under Minnesota Statute.


Northport Industrial Park

Northport Industrial Park is owned by the North Mankato Port Authority Commission in partnership with BENCO Electric. Fully serviced industrial sites are available in the Park. 

Economic Development Policies & Funding Opportunities

The City of North Mankato offers a variety of funding opportunities for all types of businesses.

Partners for success



The Small Business Development Center located in Mankato Minnesota, offers no-cost, customized consulting to businesses throughout their entire life cycle, from the excitement of the idea stage and the thrill of the launch to the challenges of growth periods and distressed times.

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Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is comprised of Greater Mankato Growth, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization; Visit Mankato, the local destination management organization; City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization; and GreenSeam.



In 2009, a progressive group of the communities and counties joined together with Greater Mankato Growth to efficiently provide both regional and individual city and county information to businesses interested in the Greater Mankato marketplace, this group is known as the Regional Economic Development Alliance or REDA.

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Region Nine Development Commission works with and on behalf of counties, cities, townships and schools throughout South Central Minnesota. Being a partner for progress has led to the development of programs and identification of solutions in the areas of economic development, business development, healthy communities, transportation and community development.

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Nicollet County lies in South Central Minnesota and resembles an isosceles triangle with 104.6 miles of Minnesota River front. Within the 280,866.22 total acres in the county, almost 245,000 acres is farmland with 24,000 acres of forest land and 12,000 acres of wetland. The county is composed of 5 cities and 13 townships.

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GreenSeam bolsters the growth of the food and ag industry by strategically attracting, building and empowering new and existing businesses, their workforce and communities they call home. GreenSeam’s mission is to elevate our region as the world-class food and agribusiness epicenter.


Fun is in our DNA!


Happy. It’s how we live!


You’ll find it all in our Darn Nice Area!


Adventures all year long!