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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.
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.
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 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 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).