Winnipeg in the News: The Best of the Best

To extract the most relevant economic development-related articles from those collected on this website, EDW also provides a monthly roundup called Winnipeg in the News, which spans from June 2013 to the present.


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May 2016

Tiny microbes, big idea
Winnipeg Free Press: May 21, 2016 Zach Wolff, CEO of Exigence Technologies, will be in New York this week speaking at a high-level investment summit on food-processing technologies. Earlier in the month, he was at another high-end, by-invitation-only conference in Boston speaking about how the Winnipeg company’s novel antimicrobial technology could disrupt current practice in the health and wellness vertical market.

Manitoba’s Agri-Food and Manufacturing Sectors Lead the Way to Steady Export Growth
Global News Winnipeg: May 19, 2016 Thanks to the diversification of its export economy, Manitoba’s exports will grow by four per cent in 2016 and five per cent next year, according to Export Development Canada’s semi-annual Global Export Forecast.

Movin' on up
Winnipeg Free Press: May 16, 2016 Winnipegger Lee Meagher is working her way up Canada’s list of top female entrepreneurs. This year, she threw her hat in the ring and landed in the 39th spot, with company revenues of between $5 million and $10 million in its last fiscal year, and 83 per cent revenue growth over the last three years.

Medical research sector thriving in province
Winnipeg Free Press: May 11, 2016 The development of a medical research institution can be a tricky business unless there’s an unlimited source of capital to keep plowing into the enterprise. The St. Boniface General Hospital does not have that kind of capital, but it’s picking up steam.

Winnipeg chemist earns prestigious British science award
Winnipeg Free Press: May 9, 2016 Prof. R.J. Dwayne Miller has been named a winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize.

Development agency eyes 'more focused approach'
Winnipeg Free Press: May 4, 2016 As the new CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg, Dayna Spiring believes she’s in the right place at the right time to put a charge into the city’s economy with a new provincial government, a business-friendly mayor and plenty of momentum in the city.

BCE to buy Manitoba Telecom Services in friendly deal worth $3.9 billion
Winnipeg Free Press: May 2, 2016 BCE Inc. has signed a friendly deal valued at $3.9 billion to buy Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., one of the few regional independent rivals to Canada's three main national telecommunications companies.