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 72 clients that collectively anticipate making capital expenditures of more than $500 million and creating 4,377 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 4 - May 2016

May 25, 2016 - $400-Million True North Square Set to Redefine Downtown Winnipeg
Winnipeg-based True North Sports & Entertainment Limited recently officially announced plans for a $400-million mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Perhaps the biggest investment ever in the city centre, True North Square will consist of four distinct towers and an outdoor public plaza. All phases of construction, totaling over a million square feet of space, are expected to be completed by the summer of 2020. Construction of the first tower is already underway.
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May 24, 2016 - Internet Innovator SkipTheDishes Projects Explosive Winnipeg Growth
Winnipeg-based SkipTheDishes, North America’s fastest-growing food delivery network, connects hungry people to local restaurants via its network of food couriers using its proprietary food-delivery technology. The firm recently moved into a new head-office location in the heart of the city’s historic Exchange District, which coincides with an expansion expected to add 500+ skilled workers to its current local contingent of more than 250.
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May 23, 2016 - Sightline Innovation Establishes Winnipeg Headquarters
Machine-learning firm Sightline Innovation recently decided to move the majority of its operations to Winnipeg from Toronto. With its current slate of 20 local employees, Sightline is projecting aggressive growth over the next three years, forecasting 300 jobs and $75 million in capital investment.
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May 22, 2016 - Canada Goose Opens Second Winnipeg Facility
Iconic Canadian company Canada Goose recently opened a second Winnipeg manufacturing facility. About 200 employees and counting are hard at work in the new Mountain Avenue location, and that number is projected to jump to more than 360 by 2017. When combined with its five-year-old facility on Bannatyne Avenue, Canada Goose now employs almost 580 locals.
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May 21, 2016 - CentrePort Canada to Break Ground on Unique Rail Park
CentrePort Canada Inc. is about to break ground on its new rail park, which will feature anchor operation BroadGrain Commodities, a Toronto-based agribusiness, investing up to $25 million to build a grain-handling facility and bean processing plant at the site. BroadGrain is a major marketer and handler of grains, oilseeds, byproducts and specialty crops, with international offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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May 20, 2016 - Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods Growth Fuelled by New Investments
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, the world’s biggest producer of hemp foods, is committed to continued Winnipeg growth after recently making a further investment of $42 million in Manitoba. With current sales of $70 million, Manitoba Harvest’s latest expansion effort is supported by product innovations and distribution growth for the future.
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May 19, 2016 - SNC-Lavalin Growing Its Winnipeg Workforce
International engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin expects to significantly build upon its Winnipeg-based staffing contingent to between 120 and 130 employees by expanding its slate of locally available services. Established in 1911, it now boasts offices in over 50 countries spanning seven primary geographic areas. As the company grows, its Winnipeg office continues to evolve into a robust representative office for a ‘Tier 1’ global construction and engineering entity.
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