Industrial and Technology Parks
Built to Suit: Winnipeg’s Industrial Lands Identified
Each of the industrial and technology parks noted below—which represent only a part of Winnipeg’s overall employment lands and business parks—offer specific advantages to businesses looking to set up shop. From the transportation and distribution benefits of CentrePort Canada to SmartPark’s allure for research and technology firms, Winnipeg’s diverse options make compelling arguments for expanding your business into Winnipeg.
1. CentrePort Canada
Centrally-located on 20,000 acres of land, CentrePort Canada is the only trimodal inland port in the country to provide business with single-window access to free trade zone (FTZ) benefits. It’s a gateway to key markets in North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. CentrePort Canada offers investors a wide range of savings, including combined federal/provincial corporate income taxes that are about one-third lower than in the U.S.
2. Inkster Industrial Park
Access to city services as well as proximity to customers, suppliers and amenities are just two of the many advantages offered by Inkster Industrial Park. Inkster Industrial Park is a carefully planned area designed to foster industrial development. It is the city’s second-largest park and is primarily composed of distributers, manufacturers and transport services.
3. Murray Industrial Park
Strategically located, Murray Industrial Park is one of the most functional and progressive business parks in Canada. With beautiful surroundings, a tranquil atmosphere and a natural forest, it has the aesthetic of a wilderness park while catering to the business needs of leading high-tech companies and service providers. Murray Industrial Park is close to the airport, highways and railway facilities. Steps away from the financial community, prime residential areas and abundant leisure activities, its modern buildings are energy efficient and structurally designed to adapt to a wide variety of corporate requirements.
4. St. Boniface Industrial Park
The St. Boniface Industrial Park satisfies all transportation requirements. Rail service comes right into the park for easy rail shipping. Additionally, there is nearby access to CN, CP and American rail systems for distribution throughout North America. The Trans-Canada Highway, Highway #59 and the Perimeter Highway are mere minutes away, providing easily accessible and economic trucking routes. The roads in the St. Boniface Industrial Park have been oversized to accommodate traffic and to facilitate easy economical shipping in and out of materials and product. It is well maintained and managed, and it provides a park-like environment with its lakes and attractive landscaping.
SmartPark's vision is to build a ‘community of innovators’ on the doorstep of the University of Manitoba. It does this by developing land and space for lease to research and technology companies and organizations. The park facilitates university-industry research collaborations and innovation, creates high-tech clusters that could potentially attract similar companies in the region and nurtures an environment that assists in retaining highly skilled students and researchers in the region.
6. Terracon Business Park
Terracon Business Park is Terracon’s flagship development. It consists of multi-tenant offices and light industrial buildings situated on 100 beautifully landscaped acres. The business park is strategically located, offering tenants important amenities like fibre optics for Internet, telecom and data communications; proximity to customers, retail shops and services; public transit services and convenient road access from all areas of the city; as well as ample parking and room for your business to grow.
7. Tuxedo Business Park
Tuxedo’s industrial area evolved after two large cement plants were estalbished in the area: Canada Cement Company (now Lefarge Canada) and Inland Cement Company. It had both Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway lines within its borders, and the latter developed its ntermodal erminal in the north end of the district. The neighbourhood is also home to FortWhyte Alive, a 260-hectare environmental education facility that includes forest, wetlands and lakes with a diverse variety of wildlife.