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Feb 4, 2014 - CONSIDER CANADA CITY ALLIANCE INTENT ON CAPTURING EU AND ASIA-RELATED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN 2014 WITH 12-CITY JOINT EFFORT
Ottawa, ON – It’s not your father’s economic development strategy. While many large cities in the same country fight it out for investment dollars on foreign turf, the members of the Consider Canada City Alliance that represents 59% of the country’s GDP have opted to join forces. They intend to get ahead of the curve on investment opportunities brought on by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, and the massive potential of Asian markets.

Jan 23, 2014 - WINNIPEG NAMED A ‘TOP7 INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY’ IN GLOBAL COMPETITION
Winnipeg, MB – For the first time, Winnipeg has earned a coveted spot on the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) list of the Top7 Intelligent Communities in the world. The seven diverse communities chosen include three from Canada, two from the United States and two from Taiwan. This honour follows Winnipeg’s selection in October 2013 as a Smart21 Community of 2014, which narrowed a competitive field of nearly 400 submissions down to the 21 most compelling cities.

Dec 5, 2013 - MANITOBA TOURISM SECTOR TO BE WELL REPRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL WITH APPOINTMENT TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba’s tourism industry will have a louder voice at the table of the national advocacy group for the Canadian tourism industry. Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.’s president and CEO, Marina R. James, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).

Nov 25, 2013 - CONSIDER CANADA CITY ALLIANCE DELIVERS INFRASTRUCTURE OPPORTUNITY MESSAGE ON CETA DURING THREE-CITY EUROPEAN INVESTMENT MISSION
Madrid, Spain - Recognizing the massive opportunity of Canada’s largest trade deal ever offering market access to a European Union population of 500 million people, this week the Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. is on a three-city EU investment mission in support of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The European Commission estimates CETA could boost bilateral trade between Canada and the EU by 23%, or CDN$37.7 billion.

Oct 23, 2013 - WINNIPEG ONCE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 21 ‘SMART CITIES’ IN GLOBAL COMPETITION
Winnipeg, MB – For the fourth year in a row, Winnipeg has earned a coveted spot on the Intelligent Community Forum’s (ICF) list of Smart21 Communities. The 21 diverse communities honoured include 10 from North America, four from Australia, three from Taiwan and one each from Kenya, Greece, Brazil and New Zealand. Winnipeg joins five other Canadian jurisdictions to have been awarded this designation, including Kingston, Montreal, Parkland County, Quebec City and Toronto. Just 126 communities around the world have been designated by the ICF as an ‘Intelligent Community’ in the 16-year history of the competition.

Sep 12, 2013 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S TOP 10 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUPS BY SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
Winnipeg, MB – Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) has been identified as one of Canada’s top 10 economic development groups by Site Selection magazine in its sixth annual Best to Invest awards and rankings. The September 2013 issue also lists Winnipeg as a top Canadian metro based on April 2012 to March 2013 project data derived from the magazine’s proprietary New Plant Database—which counts projects according to specific criteria related to new construction—and the publication’s own research initiatives.

Jul 30, 2013 - WINNIPEG POISED FOR INCREASED TRADE AND INVESTMENT FROM CHINA AS MEMBER OF CONSIDER CANADA ALLIANCE
CALGARY, ALBERTA – Today, the China Council for Promotion of International Trade will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to support increased trade and investment between China and Canada in one of the largest-ever gatherings of Chinese and Canadian business leaders, facilitated by the Consider Canada City Alliance members.

Jul 3, 2013 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. LAUNCHES SUITE OF SEVEN SHORT VIDEOS DESIGNED TO ATTRACT BUSINESS INVESTMENT
Winnipeg, MB – Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) officially launched a suite of seven new videos today, collectively known as the Why Winnipeg for Business series. Hosted by lifelong Winnipegger Peter Jordan, each short video in this series features Mr. Jordan talking with local business leaders about specific advantages Winnipeg offers area firms.

Jun 14, 2013 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG AND TOURISM WINNIPEG LAUNCH MAJOR COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE – THE LOOP
WINNIPEG, MB – Economic Development Winnipeg and Tourism Winnipeg are pleased to announce the launch of a major collaborative initiative called The Loop. The Loop is an approximate 9.5 kilometre, 3.5 hour, self-guided circuit that gives walkers an opportunity to explore urban Winnipeg’s historic, cultural, architectural, and modern day gems.

Jun 13, 2013 - DIRECT SPENDING FROM EVENTS SUPPORTED BY THE SPECIAL EVENT TOURISM FUND ESTIMATED AT $46.2M
WINNIPEG, MB – The City of Winnipeg’s Special Event Tourism Fund (SETF) continues to attract new events and conventions, resulting in strong economic returns. In 2008, the SETF was created to attract world-class sporting events, special events and conventions. Future events in Winnipeg—such as the Juno Awards, Women’s FIFA World Cup and PGA Tour Canada Players Cup—boost the local economy and put Winnipeg in the spotlight in front of national and international audiences.

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