Important Milestones for EDW and the City
EDW routinely drafts media releases to mark major milestones within the organization and the city. All releases dating from May 2010 are archived here and available for anyone interested. If you have any questions about any of the releases we’ve issued—or if you’re a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview with any of EDW’s executives—please contact Croft Petersmeyer (at right) for assistance in facilitating such inquiries.
How to Search for Media Releases
The current default setting offers users a complete list of all news releases issued by EDW. To narrow your search for relevant releases, we suggest the following approach:
- Select the most applicable date from the drop-down menu. Click the "Search" button. Await the results.
- If desired, narrow your results further by entering a keyword or phrase into the "Keyword or Phrase" box. Click the "Search" button. Narrow your search even more by enclosing brackets (" ") around words that must all appear in that order in either a release's title or its brief summary description in order for it to be displayed.
- Important: once you’ve selected a date, your keyword or phrase will *only* search that date. You must remember to select "By All Dates" from the drop-down menu to compare your keyword or phrase against all releases found in this archive.
WINNIPEG AGAIN NAMED A ‘TOP7 INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY’ IN GLOBAL COMPETITION
February 11, 2016: Winnipeg, MB – For the second time in three years, 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 Taiwan, one from Germany and one from New Zealand. This honour follows Winnipeg’s selection last October as a Smart21 Community of 2016, which narrowed a competitive field down to the 21 most compelling cities.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. LAUNCHES THREE SHORT VIDEOS TO HELP ATTRACT INVESTMENT AND SKILLED WORKERS TO WINNIPEG
January 25, 2016: Winnipeg, MB – Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) officially launched three new videos today, collectively known as the Winnipeg: Alive with Opportunity series. Hosted by Mayor Brian Bowman, each short video in this series features the mayor talking about what makes Winnipeg a smart place to invest and a compelling choice for skilled workers. The three videos are entitled Top Reasons to Invest, Make Your Move and Rediscover Your City.
AWARD-WINNING SHEDAY RETURNING TO RBC CONVENTION CENTRE WINNIPEG IN 2016
November 9, 2015: The award-winning SHEday concept—a compelling experience of sharing, hearing and empowering for entrepreneurial, pre-executive and executive women—will return to the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg on January 15, 2016. Co-presented by Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. and the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, with title sponsor RBC Royal Bank, this year’s leadership event will see 10 powerful speakers share their thoughts on the importance of teamwork, financial wellness and personal presence.
YES! WINNIPEG OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN 2020: $6 Million Sought for the 2016 to 2020 Term
October 29, 2015: Winnipeg, MB – YES! Winnipeg, an initiative within Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., will officially launch Campaign 2020 today with the goal of raising $6 million to cover operating expenses for the 2016 to 2020 term. Guests will hear remarks from Minister of Jobs and the Economy Kevin Chief and His Worship Mayor Brian Bowman, among others. Vince Barletta, YES! Winnipeg’s leader, will deliver the keynote address.
CONSIDER CANADA CITY ALLIANCE WINS AWARD FOR MARKETING CANADA
September 25, 2015: Ottawa, ON – The Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) was honored with an Award of Excellence for outstanding contribution to the Marketing of Canada and Inward Foreign Direct Investment at the inaugural FDI Canada Forum on 23 September in Saskatoon.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. INTRODUCES 2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Don Boitson Joins Michael Scatliff as Co-Chair
September 8, 2015: Winnipeg, MB – Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is pleased to announce that Don Boitson, vice-president and general manager of Magellan Aerospace (Winnipeg), and Michael Scatliff, principal of Scatliff + Miller + Murray, will serve as co-chairs of EDW’s board of directors for the 2015-2016 term. This will be Scatliff’s second consecutive year serving as co-chair, having shared this responsibility with Mary Jane Loustel during the 2014-2015 term. Loustel’s departure from the board after six years—the final five as either chair or co-chair—means Boitson will be assuming co-chair duties for the first time. Given his appointment to the senior-most position, Boitson is now also a member of the board’s executive committee.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. ONCE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S TOP 10 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUPS BY SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
September 1, 2015: Winnipeg, MB – For the second time in three years, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) has been identified as one of Canada’s top 10 economic development groups by Site Selection magazine in its ninth annual Canada’s Best Locations awards and rankings. This recognition is based on April 2014 to March 2015 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.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. NAMES VINCE BARLETTA LEADER OF YES! WINNIPEG INITIATIVE
June 10, 2015: Winnipeg, MB – After an extensive search, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is pleased to announce that Vince Barletta, outgoing director of community and economic development with the Government of Manitoba’s priorities and planning committee of cabinet, has been selected from a strong field of candidates to lead the YES! Winnipeg initiative as of July 6, 2015.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. HOSTS 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SHOWCASING 2014 HIGHLIGHTS AND SUCCESSES
April 23, 2015: Winnipeg, MB – Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) will host its annual general meeting today, showcasing highlights of activities undertaken in 2014 across all EDW operations, including its YES! Winnipeg initiative and its Tourism Winnipeg division. Guests will hear greetings from Minister of Jobs and the Economy Kevin Chief; His Worship Mayor Brian Bowman; and Mary Jane Loustel and Michael Scatliff, co-chairs of EDW’s board of directors. Marina James, EDW’s president and CEO, will deliver the keynote address.
FLEET PUBLICATIONS OFFICIALLY UNVEILS WINNIPEG: CITY OF OPPORTUNITY TODAY AT CITY HALL IN THE MAYOR’S FOYER
April 20, 2015: Winnipeg, MB – Local firm Fleet Publications will officially unveil its newest creation, Winnipeg: City of Opportunity, this morning at city hall’s council building at 11:30 a.m. Mayor Brian Bowman will be on hand to deliver congratulatory remarks in the foyer on the second floor, followed by publisher George Derksen. Marina James, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW), will join Mayor Bowman and Mr. Derksen in offering a few comments of her own about the book’s significance as a marquis marketing and branding showpiece. EDW provided editorial guidance to Fleet Publications during the book’s initial planning stages.