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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August, 2014

Mexia on the map at major trade show
Winnipeg Free Press: August 29, 2014 In a couple of weeks, a small Winnipeg digital-marketing company will be centre stage at the biggest mobile-technology trade show on the planet.

Many of city’s well-known buildings designed by New York architects
Winnipeg Free Press: August 25, 2014 Referring to Winnipeg as the ‘Chicago of the North’ is like comparing the city to a famous child actor who, after his television show was cancelled, spent the rest of his life reminiscing about his time in the spotlight.

Palliser goes platinum: As it marks its 70th anniversary, family-owned furniture-maker moves up-market
Winnipeg Free Press: August 22, 2014 On the occasion of Palliser Furniture's 70th (platinum) anniversary, it wants everyone to know it's not gone anywhere except, perhaps, a little up-market.

Winnipeg company to sell $90M worth of diabetes screening devices in China
Winnipeg Free Press: August 14, 2014 A small Winnipeg medical diagnostic company has finalized a deal that paves the way for the sale of up to $90 million worth of its non-invasive diabetes screening devices in China.

St. Boniface Nominated as One of Canada’s ‘Great Places’
Chris D August 13, 2014 The oldest neighbourhood in Winnipeg is nominated in the Canadian Institute of Planners’ annual competition to single out the greatest place in Canada, as decided by public votes.

Tetrem thriving under the radar: 10-year-old firm managing $5.8B
Winnipeg Free Press: August 9, 2014 Recently marking its 10th anniversary, Tetrem Capital Management (started up after the sale of Assante Corp. in late 2003) now has $5.8 billion in assets under management and a growing reputation as a large-cap, contrarian shop that focuses on value rather than short-term gains.

New Flyer riding high
Winnipeg Free Press: August 7, 2014 New business acquisitions and a generally stronger market has boosted revenue at Winnipeg bus maker New Flyer Industries by 30 per cent for the second quarter.

Maxim buys Thunder Bay company
Winnipeg Free Press: August 2, 2014 A Winnipeg trucking company has put an important pin in the map with its latest acquisition. Maxim Truck & Trailer has purchased C.C. Poulin Equipment Limited in Thunder Bay, Ont., for an undisclosed sum.