Capital Investment

Winnipeg’s Recent Record

Winnipeg is an investor’s dream: stable, diversified and alive with big business opportunity.

Over the last eight years, Winnipeg's downtown has seen unprecedented growth; 100 major projects have resulted in over $2 billion in investment. And that’s just one telling statistic among many that signals tremendous confidence in Winnipeg’s bright economic future.

From almost every angle, Winnipeggers are witnessing a red-hot investment environment that shows no signs of abating any time soon.

Why Capital Investment Matters 

Capital expenditures create future productive capacity.They are an expression by the business community of confidence in the future. For the economy, capital expenditures are essential to maintain existing productive capacity, improve productivity in existing industries and allow development of new industries.

In 2014, Manitoba’s total capital expenditures totaled $12.4 billion, increasing by 5.6 per cent per year from 2009 to 2014 (less than one per cent lower than the national rate of 6.4 per cent). In comparison to other provinces, Manitoba had the fourth-best growth rate.

Total Capital Expenditures Per Cent Change by Province from 2009 to 2014

Source: Statistics Canada