How Winnipeg focused on local strengths to create a tech hub in central Canada

April 4, 2017

The brick warehouses that line Winnipeg’s Exchange District, the business district for this city in the middle of Canada, look the same as they did in the mid-nineteenth century, but commodity traders and grain transporters have moved out and tech companies have moved in. While agriculture and manufacturing, the industries on which Winnipeg historically relied, faced increasing pressure over the past few decades, the city has developed a tech sector that enabled Winnipeg to reinvent itself and grow in a way mid-sized cities with troubled industrial legacies can follow.

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