Economic Development Winnipeg
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the city’s lead economic development agency and champion for local growth. We use expert analysis to highlight the Winnipeg Advantage and prove why we are the best place to live, work and visit.
Governed by a private-sector board and driven by the needs of the business community, EDW grows the local economy by attracting business, investment, events and people to our city.
The YES! Winnipeg business development team promotes the city as the ideal location for new business, expansion, investment and top talent, making it easy to grow and invest in Winnipeg through a suite of specialized services, market intelligence and business connections.
The Tourism Winnipeg team is the city’s official destination marketing organization and leads all efforts to attract visitors, special events, sports, meetings and conventions to Winnipeg and provide residents and visitors the best possible experience.
Economic Development Winnipeg acknowledges that we are located in Treaty One Territory, the home and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), and Dakota peoples, and in the national homeland of the Red River Métis. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, in Treaty Three Territory.
In recognition of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 92 and as a signatory to the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, EDW pledges to support Indigenous economic development—partner and collaborate with Indigenous businesses and organizations in project and talent development. We commit to building respectful relationships and ongoing conversations with Indigenous communities that will lead to economic prosperity for everyone.
To promote and influence economic growth in Winnipeg.
Unlock Winnipeg’s potential by being the catalyst of the fastest and most resilient economic recovery in Canada.
EDW strives to lead, facilitate and promote Winnipeg’s economic development and tourism development efforts.
EDW has adopted a core set of values that define the manner in which affairs are conducted. These fundamental constructs are as follows:
Passion - We love Winnipeg - We are enthusiastic ambassadors for our city.
Accountability - We are committed to our city - We have a responsibility to lead with integrity and take ownership of our actions.
Client-centric - We build connections - Collaboration is at the centre of everything we do.
Knowledge - We are the Winnipeg experts - We provide leadership through reliable data and industry expertise.
Economic Development Winnipeg's core services and initiatives include:
- Economic development
- Market regional advantages to attract investment
- Evaluate issues critical to Winnipeg’s economic development
- Act as an industry advocate and liaison
- Support the growth and global competitiveness of key industries
- Assist new companies with site selection
- Connect businesses and build relationships
- Market Winnipeg’s business environment
- Target opportunities for business development
- Provide community and lifestyle information
- Information and research management
- Communications and media relations