Foreign Direct Investment

Winnipeg - Canada's Best kept secret at the geographical centre of North America

Winnipeg, Manitoba - Canada's best kept secret at the geographical centre of North America

Winnipeg has been called the "Gateway to the West". We are situated at the geographic centre of North America and are the northern gateway to the Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor, connecting the the United States and Mexico.

What the world is saying about Winnipeg:

  • One of the top 20 best locations to invest in Canada
  • Selected as the world's Most Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum for 2021
  • TIME named Winnipeg one of its Greatest Places for 2021

Our stories

Investing in Winnipeg makes business sense

Winnipeg Downtown skyline

Keep your business costs down

99% of Winnipeg's electricity comes from renewable sources and our low electricity rates means we are the #1 utilities for North America. Winnipeg is a top city in Western Canada for real estate investors.

Connect to key ports and cities

Winnipeg is home to CentrePort Canada, North America's largest tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone (PDF).

Build your dream team here

We are a diverse city with more than 100 languages spoken here. Manitoba's immigration program was the first of its kind in Canada and is the country's gold standard, making it quick and easy for companies to connect to global talent.

Enjoy a high quality of life

We are an affordable city for families, young professionals, and remote work, with short commutes, and some of the cleanest air and highest number of sunny days in Canada. Winnipeg has been recognized as Canada's cultural cradle.

Investing in Winnipeg makes business sense - Graham Avenue Construction

Key Economic Sectors

How we can help

Our services are free of charge, thanks to the generous financial support of our business community.

Find the right talent

Our Talent team can provide advice, contacts and key resources to help you fill jobs quickly with highly skilled talent.

Solve issues as they arise

Whether your concerns are related to issues around government and private sector relationships, utilities or other issues, we can help.

Find the right place for your business

Whether you are investing, expanding or launching operations in Winnipeg, we help you find the best location.

Identify the best supplier for your needs

We can connect you to top local suppliers in our region’s ecosystem and help you maximize local productive strengths and assets.

Leverage competitive government programs

Our jurisdiction offers competitive government programs to support your business and we help you navigate them to find the best program for your plans.

Qualified contacts

We can connect you quickly and easily to an extensive network of local business leaders and government officials.

Alberto Velasco-Acosta

Alberto Velasco-Acosta
Director of Foreign Direct Investment
YES! Winnipeg Team
Tel: 1 204 954 1972

Christine Perrin

Christine Perrin
Business Development Manager, Foreign Direct Investment
YES! Winnipeg Team
Tel: 1 204 954 1973

Veronica Fierro

Veronica Fierro
Business Development Coordinator, Foreign Direct Investment
YES! Winnipeg Team
Tel: 1 204 954 1994

Key Companies

Economic Development Winnipeg

Suite 810, One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3B 0X3
1 855 PEG CITY (734-2489)

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