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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.
YES! Winnipeg's concise presentation summarizes nine key "jewels" that combine to form a persuasive business case for companies conisdering Winnipeg as a great place to invest.
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).