Community Progress Reports
What are Community Progress Reports?
EDW regularly issues community progress reports to highlight its key activities and accomplishments over a specified period. Also incorporated within these updates is the work of YES! Winnipeg, EDW's sales force, as well as EDW’s Tourism Winnipeg division.
All reports dating back to 2011 are presented here. The current year's editions are featured below; previous years are archived chronologically (at right).
Thank you for your interest in learning about EDW’s ongoing efforts to promote Winnipeg.
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2016 4th Quarter Report on Progress
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Winnipeg is one of the coldest major cities in the world. Statistics Canada puts our average January low at -22.8 C. But this differentiator is actually worthy of celebration, and that’s the point Mayor Bowman and I made recently when we announced Winnipeg is now an accredited member-city of the World Winter Cities Association for Mayors (WWCAM), a network of over 20 northern cities worldwide dedicated to promoting winter technologies and experiences. We both believe that ramping up collaborations with leaders and organizations living and working in other winter cities will bolster Winnipeg’s reputation as an exciting winter wonderland with a leading cold-weather economy.
2016 3rd Quarter Report on Progress
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A common theme running through all levels of government, all types of businesses, and every academic institution or industry association worth their salt can be summed up in one word: accountability. Whether they represent the people, sell to the people, or educate and inform the people, conscientious leaders aren’t afraid to be held accountable for their actions. The decisions they make are rooted in a firm belief the path they’ve chosen will result in the most successful outcomes possible. After almost eight months on the job as president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), I’ve started to reset the corporation for exactly this reason, and I welcome the accountability my actions will bring.
2016 2nd Quarter Report on Progress
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An unflattering portrayal of Winnipeg was revealed last week in a Mainstreet/Postmedia poll, which surveyed a relatively small sampling of Canadians and concludes that our city is perceived to be the most unsafe of 15 metros examined. Although many respondents have never been here to experience our great city personally, they consider it unsafe based on things they’ve heard or stories they’ve read. Thankfully, this perception doesn’t equate with reality. The facts are that Winnipeg is actually in the middle of the pack when crime statistics are compared. But whichever side of this perception-versus-reality divide you find yourself on, one thing is clear: Winnipeg has work to do when it comes to promoting itself across the country, and each of us has a role to play.
2016 1st Quarter Report on Progress
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As Economic Development Winnipeg’s new president and CEO, it’s my privilege to assume the leadership of a corporation that plays a unique and important role in our city. Supported by a highly skilled private-sector board and bolstered by an ardent staff recognized as experts in their fields, I’m ready to do my part to promote and celebrate the city we all love. For the first time in a long while, Winnipeg is poised on the brink of greatness. My job is to make sure EDW is in the best possible position to help showcase Winnipeg to its greatest advantage, so we can all benefit from the resulting windfalls.