Sitelines Newsletter

What Is Sitelines?

Published intermittently by EDW, Sitelines is a newsletter specifically created for site selectors, real estate developers and companies considering Winnipeg as a place to invest. 

Many companies featured in Sitelines have chosen to work closely with YES! Winnipeg—EDW's business development team—which supports and champions the retention, expansion, attraction and launch of businesses in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Since its inception in 2011, YES! Winnipeg has helped facilitate local investment on behalf of 71 clients that collectively anticipate making capital expenditures of approximately $600 million and creating over 4,300 new jobs at maturity. YES! Winnipeg has nearly completed its $6 million Campaign 2020 funding drive and looks forward to continuing to promote Winnipeg as the ideal place for businesses to invest.

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Volume 3 - Oct 2014

Oct 28, 2014 - MTS and EPIC to Build $53-Millon Data Centre
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) and its subsidiary EPIC Information Solutions broke ground over the summer on a $53-million data centre and cloud computing facility, signaling what the company believes is a new era for the local ICT sector. The Winnipeg-based centre will total 64,000 square feet and spark the creation of up to 30 new jobs over the next three years.
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Oct 27, 2014 - Price Industries Chooses to Invest and Grow in Winnipeg
Price Industries Limited is initiating a $15-million expansion of its local operations in a move that could create as many as 175 skilled jobs over the next five years, complementing Price’s current contingent of 850 local workers already employed at the Winnipeg-based HVAC manufacturer. The investment includes a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing addition, new product development and testing labs, and a state-of-the-art training centre and HVAC system ‘living learning lab.’
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Oct 26, 2014 - Seasons and Polo Park: Winnipeg’s Retail Scene Keeps Growing
A 200-acre shopper’s paradise anchored by IKEA will boast over 1.5 million square feet of retail space once fully developed. The latest megaproject at the site is an outlet mall expected to house more than 90 premium brands when it opens in 2017. Another important retail project is Polo Park Shopping Centre’s $49-million renovation that will welcome 23 new stores by the end of October 2014.
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Oct 25, 2014 - CentrePort Canada’s Sizzling Value Proposition Gets Even Hotter
Although access to foreign trade zone savings is a key differentiator for CentrePort Canada, several initiatives currently taking shape will do much to attract increased investment to its 20,000-acre footprint in ensuing years—including a common-use rail facility, a water treatment plant and plans to double the length of the $212-million CentrePort Canada Way expressway.
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Oct 24, 2014 - Complex Games Says “Game On” to 50-Person Expansion
Winnipeg-based Complex Games specializes in mobile game development, with a particular expertise in free-to-play game design and monetization. The company recently relocated to downtown Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District into a space 25 per cent larger than its previous home. Once its planned expansion reaches maturity, approximately 50 new employees are expected to swell the firm’s ranks.
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Oct 23, 2014 - Internet Innovator SkipTheDishes Establishes Winnipeg Headquarters
Winnipeg-based Internet start-up SkipTheDishes connects hungry people to local restaurants via its network of food couriers using its proprietary food-delivery technology. With the recent announcement that the firm has established its headquarters in Winnipeg, aggressive expansion plans are currently in the works that will see this pioneering company grow to about 120 employees within 18 months.
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Oct 22, 2014 - EDW’s New Website Wins Gold Award from the International Economic Development Council
A key deliverable of Economic Development Winnipeg’s all-encompassing website revamp involved creating distinctive, user-friendly modules that allow visitors to quickly search for and save relevant information. The most innovative advancement addressing this need is a one-of-a-kind report builder specifically targeted toward site selectors and related professionals.
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Oct 21, 2014 - Winnipeg's Dynamic Business and Investment Climate
Angles + Insights presents a collection of stories that celebrates the vitality of our business and investment environment. Do you know where Canada’s only Biological Safety Level 4 containment lab is located? Winnipeg. Do you know where Canada’s only trimodal inland port can be found? Winnipeg. Do you know where engines powering the planes of aerospace powerhouses like Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier get tested? Winnipeg. The list goes on—and the world is taking notice.
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