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This brochure offers a succinct overview of Winnipeg's 10 key economic sectors. Our city has always been economically strong. Stable. Self-contained. Self-reliant. Opportunities to grow quicker, stronger, bigger, and richer abound in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg has one of the most diverse economies of any major city in Canada. Winnipeg’s aerospace, finance and insurance, transportation, agribusiness, information technology, furniture and apparel industries provide a solid economic base that serves the community well. Overall, Winnipeg’s diverse economy provides a stable workforce, low unemployment rate and a cushion against major fluctuations resulting from downturns in the economy.
Winnipeg is alive with opportunity these days, and EDW is honoured to play its part in influencing and sustaining this palpable energy. A brief recap of EDW’s 2014 accomplishments reveals a growing sense that important work is currently happening citywide that will define Winnipeg’s future in consequential ways. This kind of forward-thinking philosophy is acknowledged by external experts as well: for the first time ever, Winnipeg earned a ‘Top7’ ranking on the Intelligent Community Forum’s list of the most intelligent communities in the world.
This is a five-year plan offering a series of objectives and associated actions built to further the principal municipal planning document (OurWinnipeg) through three primary themes: business and industrial opportunities, social and community development and emerging technologies.
Winnipeg is one of only two Canadian cities with three Class 1 railways
Over 4,300 transportation and distribution establishments exist in Winnipeg, employing more than 40,000 people.
Winnipeg is the most cost-effective city for aerospace manufacturing among Western U.S. and Canadian cities (KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2012).