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Our document library contains the essential documents for anyone looking into why Winnipeg may be an ideal place to relocate and/or expand their business. Below is a categorized list of research material that will be required for a business to be aware of in order to make a decision about considering Winnipeg.
Additive Manufacturing: Invest in Winnipeg
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Manitoba has manufactured a trusted reputation for producing high-value, well-designed and engineering-intensive goods for customers around the world. Our stable, diversified economy provides a strong foundation of support to invest in new technologies and benefit from an innovative ecosystem.
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's advanced manufacturing sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business better.
Aerospace Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's aerospace sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business higher.
Agribusiness Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's agribusiness sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business faster.
Sub-sector Focus: Agri-Food Protein Processing
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For over 140 years, Winnipeg, Manitoba, has served as the gateway to Western Canada and a hub for agricultural activities of all kinds. The centre of Canada is the world leader in commodities trading, food processing, health and functional food research, advanced crop research and precision agriculture. Winnipeg is a compelling choice for agricultural investment.
Bring It Home Program
2016 Economic Development Winnipeg Annual Report
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A common theme for governments, businesses, and every reputable academic institution and industry association can be summed up in one word: accountability. Given the recent winds of change blowing south of the border, the short- and long-term consequences of which remain elusive but troubling, tackling the local and regional challenges we all face with rigour and resolve is perhaps more important today than ever before.
2016 Economic Development Winnipeg Annual Report - Financials
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KPMG audited the financial statements of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., which comprise the statement of financial position as at December 31, 2016, the statements of revenue and expenditures, changes in net assets and cash flows for the year then ended, and notes, comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
2016 Economic Performance Indicators
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Winnipeg has one of the most diverse economies of any major city in Canada. Winnipeg’s aerospace, finance and insurance, transportation, agribusiness, information technology, furniture and apparel industries provide a solid economic base that serves the community well. Overall, Winnipeg’s diverse economy provides a stable workforce, low unemployment rate and a cushion against major fluctuations resulting from downturns in the economy.
Angles + Insights: A Business Writer's Guide to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Each of the 11 brief articles presented in this document provide persuasive overviews that offer media professionals newsworthy ideas intended to springboard their own unique stories. Whatever the preferred niche—aerospace, life sciences, downtown revitalization, international trade, energy conservation, etc.—there’s a fresh perspective waiting to be discovered.
Downtown Trends: Downtown Winnipeg Market Research
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This succinct booklet offers a compelling snapshot of up-to-date data that outlines the prevailing market conditions within the city centre. Compiled in partnership with Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, CentreVenture Development Corporation, The Forks North Portage Partnership, Economic Development Winnipeg and the University of Winnipeg's Institute of Urban Studies, the report is full of facts and figures about downtown, including research about the people who go there to work, live, learn and be entertained.
Cost of Living
- Average Residential Prices: CMA Comparison (pdf 113.56 KB)+
- Apartment Vacancy Rate Comparison (pdf 77.84 KB)+
- Average Two Bedroom Apartment Rent: CMA Comparison (pdf 91.96 KB)+
- Comparison of Household Expenditures by Province (pdf 137.19 KB)+
- Consumer Price Index All-Items - CMA's & Canada (pdf 91.39 KB)+
- International Housing Affordability Ratings (pdf 77.89 KB)+
Energy & Environment
Energy & Environment Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's energy and environment sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business greener.
Financial Services Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's financial industries sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business richer.
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Read all about how Export Development Canada (EDC) works with the nation's business community in this brief primer. EDC is Canada’s export credit agency. Its job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities.
- Manitoba Exports by Industry (pdf 124.46 KB)+
Cost of Doing Business
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Winnipeg continues to be one of North America's most attractive cities in terms of overall business cost competitiveness, according to the 2012 edition of KPMG's Competitive Alternatives report. Check out the compelling chart presented here.
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The World Trade Centre Winnipeg and Entrepreneurship Manitoba will provide answers to your business questions. Read about what these initiative can do to help your business thrive.
- Interprovincial Comparison of Tax Rates (pdf 78.89 KB)+
Major Tax Credits in Manitoba: Federal & Provincial
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No matter where the savings come from—or what name they’re given—Winnipeg is focussed on ensuring the global competitiveness of its business base. Once all factors are considered, including the various tax credits introduced on these pages, you’ll find Winnipeg makes a persuasive case for expansion and investment.
- Major Taxes in Manitoba: Federal & Provincial (pdf 107.14 KB)+
- Municipal Taxes and Assessment (pdf 112.96 KB)+
Winnipeg Advantages for Business and Investors
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Here you'll find dozens and dozens of key rankings and stats that champion Winnipeg as an ideal place for business investment.
Winnipeg's Highly Competitive Research and Development Environment
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Winnipeg's research and development programs and incentives help researchers unearth knowledge, expertise and technologies that will directly benefit our community (and the world). Learn more about what these programs are and how they can potentially help your business succeed.
Information & Communications Technology
Information & Communications Technology Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's information, communications and technology sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business smarter.
Life Sciences Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's life sciences sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business stronger.
- Winnipeg Key Economic Indicators (pdf 86.09 KB)+
- Fully Serviced Industrial Parks and Areas (pdf 71 KB)+
- Manufacturing Zoning Districts: Definitions (pdf 88.26 KB)+
- Zoning Information for the City Of Winnipeg (pdf 67.37 KB)+
- Barometer Report (pdf 4.25 MB)+
- Tourism Snapshot of Winnipeg (pdf 3.39 MB)+
Winnipeg's Culinary Scene 2018-19
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We’re a city with more than 1,100 restaurants where over 100 languages are spoken, so it should come as no surprise that Winnipeg’s cultural diversity is showcased in a world of flavours by our restaurants.
Transportation & Distribution
Transportation & Distribution Sector Brief
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This one-page summary highlights key aspects of Winnipeg's transportation and distribution sector. Quickly discover why Winnipeg can grow your business farther.
YES! Winnipeg Publications
Investor Directory 2017-18
In this Investor Directory, you’ll discover firms operating within every sector of the Winnipeg economy that are ready to help support your business venture. The team at YES! Winnipeg would be happy to assist you in building new—or strengthening existing—relationships with any of these companies. If your business wants to become a YES! Winnipeg investor, we would welcome your participation. Joining this initiative is a terrific way to generate leads for your business and to bolster your bottom line, both of which also support the Winnipeg economy.
- Winnipeg's Data Centre Advantages (pdf 920.16 KB)+
YES! Winnipeg 2018 Investor Opportunities
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Invest now and be a part of the YES! Winnipeg business community. With your support, all of us can promote Winnipeg’s opportunities for growth.
YES! Winnipeg Campaign 2020 Brochure
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As YES! Winnipeg shifts into its second five-year mission at the start of 2016, your support is more important than ever. Choosing to invest with YES! Winnipeg means you support Winnipeg’s future growth and believe in the current businesses and organizations committed to accomplishing them. You believe a focused team is the right approach to attracting business here.