Winnipeg in the News: The Best of the Best

To distill the most relevant economic development-related stories appearing in local newspapers, EDW also assembles a monthly roundup, called Winnipeg in the News, linked right to the source publication. These summary publications span from June 2013 to the present. 

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June, 2014

Local business incubator could get new federal funding
Winnipeg Free Press: June 20, 2014 A Winnipeg small business incubator is in the running for a substantial funding boost that will let it expand its physical space, hire more executive support staff and help more young companies gain a strategic advantage.

Fast starters: this year's crop ups the stakes at the Manitoba Venture Challenge
Winnipeg Free Press: June 19, 2014 As a showcase for enterprising Manitoba startup companies, the annual Manitoba Venture Challenge was always good exposure for the companies. But by all accounts the quality and potential of the presenters in this year's version has significantly upped the stakes for startups in the years to come.

U of W opens indoor soccer facility
Winnipeg Free Press: June 16, 2014 Retiring University of Winnipeg president Lloyd Axworthy will open the $40-million RecPlex indoor soccer complex this morning.

Reimagining Winnipeg: What these fearless architects can teach the rest of Canada
The Globe and Mail: June 13, 2014 5468796 is leading a new generation of local architects to invent a new city, and perhaps a new Canada, that gives innovative architecture a seat at the table. Manitoba’s capital city, after decades of stasis, is seeing an architectural rebirth, and 5468796 is at the centre of it.

Reinvigorating Main Street
Winnipeg Free Press: June 12, 2014 The city's downtown development agency, CentreVenture, says it's time to turn some of its energy to that four-block stretch of roadway.

SkipTheDishes moving national HQ to Winnipeg
Winnipeg Sun: June 5, 2014 A door-to-door delivery service for more than 500 restaurants across Western Canada is placing its national headquarters in Winnipeg.

Draft plan for finishing The Forks
Winnipeg Free Press: June 5, 2014 Lots of green space, some housing, some retail and two parking structures -- it's all there in the initial draft of a new development plan for the last piece of undeveloped land at The Forks.

Plant-growth experts growing
Winnipeg Free Press: June 3, 2014 The global demand for better control and more specialized food production means more technology and science are being brought to bear on the growth of plants. That means a whole new area of market demand for the Winnipeg company, Controlled Environments Ltd. (Conviron).