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.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE STRENGTHENS CANADA’S COMPETITIVE POSITION: EMBEDDED TRADE COMMISSIONER TO JOIN CONSIDER CANADA CITY ALLIANCE
May 14, 2014: Ottawa, ON – The Minister of International Trade, the Honourable Ed Fast, announced a series of measures today to improve the ability of cities and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take economic advantage of Canada’s increasing network of investment and trade agreements and policies. Among the commitments was the assignment of an embedded trade commissioner position to the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA).
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. HOSTS 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SHOWCASING 2013 HIGHLIGHTS AND SUCCESSES
April 22, 2014: Winnipeg, MB – Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) will host its annual general meeting today, showcasing highlights of activities undertaken in 2013 across all EDW operations, including its YES! Winnipeg initiative and its Tourism Winnipeg division. Guests will hear greetings from Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux; Acting Deputy Mayor Grant Nordman; and Mary Jane Loustel, EDW’s board chairperson. Marina James, EDW’s president and CEO, will deliver the keynote address.
CONSIDER CANADA CITY ALLIANCE INTENT ON CAPTURING EU AND ASIA-RELATED INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN 2014 WITH 12-CITY JOINT EFFORT
February 4, 2014: 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.
WINNIPEG NAMED A 'TOP7 INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY' IN GLOBAL COMPETITION
January 23, 2014: 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.
MANITOBA TOURISM SECTOR TO BE WELL REPRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL WITH APPOINTMENT TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
December 5, 2013: 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).
CONSIDER CANADA CITY ALLIANCE DELIVERS INFRASTRUCTURE OPPORTUNITY MESSAGE ON CETA DURING THREE-CITY EUROPEAN INVESTMENT MISSION
November 25, 2013: 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.
WINNIPEG ONCE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 21 "SMART CITIES" IN GLOBAL COMPETITION
October 23, 2013: 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.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. NAMED ONE OF CANADA'S TOP 10 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUPS BY SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
September 12, 2013: 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.
WINNIPEG POISED FOR INCREASED TRADE AND INVESTMENT FROM CHINA AS MEMBER OF CONSIDER CANADA ALLIANCE
July 30, 2013: Calgary, AB – 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.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG INC. LAUNCHES SUITE OF SEVEN SHORT VIDEOS DESIGNED TO ATTRACT BUSINESS INVESTMENT
July 3, 2013: 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.