Manitoba’s economy among strongest in country in 2016: Conference Board of Canada
March 8, 2016
The Conference Board of Canada predicts Manitoba’s economy will be among the strongest in Canada in 2016 and be the second strongest in 2017. The economic think tank forecasts the province’s economy will grow 2.3 per cent in 2016, outstripping national growth of 1.7 per cent.
The province’s construction sector is predicted to fuel the province’s economy over the next two years, as Manitoba continues “with its five-year infrastructure plan and Manitoba projects.” The sector is foretasted to grow by 4.4 per cent this year and nearly 10 per cent in 2017.