GROW in WINNIPEG

Community Progress Reports

2013 4th Quarter Report on Progress

Without business magnate Israel ‘Izzy’ Asper, would Winnipeg now be home to the much-anticipated Canadian Museum for Human Rights? Without Arthur Mauro—lawyer, businessman and founder of the Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba—would our city be as firmly fixed on the path toward social justice as we are today? These forward thinkers, in one way or another, tapped into the various strategies touted by EPV proponents. With these local visionaries to both inspire and lead us, I encourage everyone to ask what we can do as Winnipeggers to improve ourselves and our city.

2013 3rd Quarter Report on Progress

In a world of constant transformation, the future belongs to those who can best tap into the diversity and innovation of citizens, institutions and businesses to help create uniquely vibrant communities. Presenting new visions and spearheading various creative initiatives that enhance our city’s identity is the mission of the Winnipeg Arts Council. The council manages the City of Winnipeg’s public art policy, an initiative that has proven integral in delivering positive urban experiences, promoting Winnipeg’s heritage and building communities.

2013 2nd Quarter Report on Progress

While attending a conference last year in Boston—one of the world’s most walkable cities—I explored its downtown and walked its renowned Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile urban walking trail created in the 1950s to preserve the story of the American Revolution through 16 historically significant sites. After returning home, I started to wonder: can Winnipeg offer a similar experience for visitors and residents alike? Can we tap into our rich history and iconic architecture while promoting the health-related benefits of walking to elevate our walkable city status beyond its current 52 per cent standing?

2013 1st Quarter Report on Progress

A relationship with a place is no different than a relationship with a person – it’s a matter of give and take. When one side does all the giving, you end up nowhere. This philosophy extends beyond our personal lives. The world is better, on the whole, when people think beyond what they can merely get out of something and start thinking about what they might be able to contribute. Taken at the municipal level, this philosophy forms the basis of what we call civic engagement.

2012 4th Quarter Report on Progress

What makes you love your neighbourhood? For many of us across the globe, neighbourhoods are the most intimate form of “community”. Where we live is a personal choice (or in some cases, the personal choice of a previous generation); neighbourhoods celebrate this choice.

2012 3rd Quarter Report on Progress

Cities are regarded as important catalysts for social inclusion, intercultural exchange, and economic development. Today’s research shows the younger generation chooses their city first and their job second. Due to greater worker mobility, cities are competing to retain their most creative residents and to attract talented newcomers. Only by understanding the needs of their citizens and by providing them with a high quality of life, can cities remain appealing to foster greater social cohesion.

2012 2nd Quarter Report on Progress

There are seven billion people on this earth and the sixth billionth person is now 12 years old. Just eight years ago Facebook didn’t exist. We now send more than 8 billion text messages every day. We are educating our children for jobs that don’t yet exist and for technologies that have yet to be invented. These examples illustrate how the world is changing at a rapid pace. But one thing doesn’t change: the future belongs to those leaders who see it, plan it and execute it. Want to change the world? Start with your city. Want to change your city? Start with a vision of your future; adapt, reinvent and be responsive to change.

2012 1st Quarter Report on Progress

When you crunch the economic data, as Money Sense did in its recent data-driven metrics for Canada’s Best Places to Live 2012, it becomes clear that how we live defines us as much as where we live. Not only is our urban experience varied depending on where we live, but our ability to access health care or find a job or afford a home is as diverse as our land, our people and our climate.

2011 4th Quarter Report on Progress

For the past several decades, Winnipeg’s incremental, steady growth may not have appeared as “sexy” to investors as the lure of a quick buck in seemingly more lucrative marketplaces. Nor did the city’s stories seem as appealing to the business media, who were busy covering lurid tales of executives risking it all to make their fortunes overnight. But the real estate bubble and ensuing worldwide recession of 2009 have changed all of that—possibly forever.

2011 3rd Quarter Report on Progress

Winnipeg’s economy is very diverse. Historical drivers, including transportation and agriculture, still matter, while newer contributors such as manufacturing, financial services, aerospace, energy, life sciences, ICT, cultural industries and the tourism industry all contribute to Winnipeg’s economy and our way of life.

2011 2nd Quarter Report on Progress

This June, I was pleased to attend the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) in New York City, where Winnipeg was honoured as a globally Intelligent Community for 2011.

2011 1st Quarter Report on Progress

With a refreshed mandate and commitment to lead, facilitate and promote Winnipeg’s economic development efforts, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. has begun implementing a long-term platform to achieve our goals.

Corporate Reports

2012 Economic Development Winnipeg Annual Report

2012 proved to be a year of continued momentum for our city. Significant investments were made in new infrastructure in the downtown area, the Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their first season back in the NHL, IKEA joined the growing ranks of new retail opportunities and a multi-million dollar capital campaign to revitalize the city’s Assiniboine Park began. As the lead economic development agency for Winnipeg, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. furthered its long-term platform with the development and launch of the City of Winnipeg’s 2013–2017 Economic Development
Strategy.

2012 Economic Development Winnipeg Annual Report - Financials

KPMG audited the financial statements of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., which comprise the statements of financial position as at December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2011, the statements of revenue and expenditures, changes in net assets and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2012, and December 31, 2011, and notes, comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

2013 AGM Presentation

Economic Development Winnipeg - responsible for fostering economic growth and tourism in and around the city of Winnipeg - leads efforts in communications, marketing and alliances with government and corporate industry stakeholders.

EDW has two platforms: market and promote Winnipeg to increase INVESTMENT and increase VISITATION.

Economic Development Winnipeg's 2013-2015 Business Plan

Economic Development Winnipeg's three-year rolling business plan provides a concise overview of the organization's priorities, strategies and structure for 2013 through 2015.

Winnipeg Partnership Committee

Winnipeg Partnership Committee

The Winnipeg Paernership Committee has been established to help forge a culture of collaboration that is essential to achieving economic growth. The focus of the WPC is to discuss broad issues that impact economic growth. A strong economy and employment growth are essential to providing the public and private resources necessary to enhance live ability, social well-being, environmental stewardship and opportunity.

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