Partners & Links

Conversation, Connection, Capacity: Winnipeg’s Collaborative Environment

Formally and informally, Winnipeg is a truly connected city where deals get done. Business, government and academic circles work very closely together to benefit employers and employees alike. As part of its mandate as the city’s lead economic development agency, EDW works with dozens of public- and private-sector entities—many of which are noted below—to ensure site selectors, investors and business owners get accurate information.

Contact us to find out how EDW can help connect you to the following stakeholders aligning most directly to your specific business interests.

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EDW is pleased to be a marketing partner with the Conference Board of Canada and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce on its upcoming event, the 2018 Western Business Outlook: Manitoba. Click the image below for more information. 

EDW's Strategic Partners




CentrePort Canada, located in the capital region of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a unique trimodal hub for the distribution of goods in North American and global markets through access to unrivaled on-site rail, truck and air cargo operations. Prime industrial land is available now—including within the new CentrePort Canada Rail Park—with greenfield, existing or build-to-suit options available for any size development.

Business Organizations

Business Council of Manitoba
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce

Industry Associations

ICTAM is an industry-focused association representing Manitoba's ICT sector. As a not-for-profit, membership-based organization, ICTAM's constituency is broad-based and encompasses vendors, consumers, government, education, chambers of commerce and sector councils. ICTAM membership is open to all, and fees are structured to be inclusive to companies of all sizes.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Innovate Manitoba
Life Science Association of Manitoba
Manitoba Aerospace Association
New Media Manitoba
Winnipeg Arts Council
Churchill Gateway Development Corporation

Non-Government Organizations

CDEM (Economic development agency of Manitoba's bilingual communities)
CentrePort Canada
CentreVenture Development Corporation
Entreprises Riel
Forks North Portage Partnership
Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Manitoba Hydro
Metis Economic Development Organization
Consider Canada City Alliance
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
Manitoba Metis Federation

Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) Associations

Academy Road BIZ
Corydon Avenue BIZ
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Exchange District BIZ
Provencher Boulevard BIZ
Norwood Grove BIZ
Old St. Vital BIZ
Osborne South BIZ
Osborne Village BIZ
St. James Village BIZ
Transcona BIZ
West Broadway BIZ
West End BIZ

Business Incubators

Composites Innovation Centre
Genesys Venture
Manitoba Technology Accelerator
North Forge Technology Exchange

Post-Secondary Institutions

University of Manitoba
University of Winnipeg
Université de Saint-Boniface
Red River College
Technology Access Centre (Red River College)
Canadian Mennonite University

Government of Canada

Global Affairs Canada
National Research Council (NRC)
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Industry Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Government of Manitoba

Jobs and the Economy
Manitoba Trade and Investment
Mineral Resources Division
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Manitoba Municipal Government
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Education and Advanced Learning
Adult Learning and Literacy
Manitoba Innovation Council

City of Winnipeg

Planning, Property & Development
Community Services Department


Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc.
SEED Winnipeg Inc. (Supporting Employment and Economic Development)