GrowForce evaluated several high-population centers for our flagship cannabis cultivation, extraction and R&D centre. We chose Winnipeg due to its diverse, well-trained workforce, hydro rates and centralized Canadian location.
YES! Winnipeg introduced our team to key local decision-makers and influencers, which was critical for us to understand the local landscape. YES! Winnipeg is an excellent partner for our growing organization as we look to further invest in the local economy.
Jeannette Harkin, Vice President, Corporate Development
Bell MTS Data Centres
YES! Winnipeg has been fantastic. They really took some time to get to know us, to get to understand what our strategy was and what we were trying to accomplish, then came to the table in a very collaborative and proactive manner in order to work with us to turn the Bell MTS Data Centre into a reality.
Ryan Klassen, Vice President Business Solutions, and General Manager of Epic Information Systems
Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS)
As HGS grows our Work@Home presence across Canada, I have had the opportunity to interact with many provincial and community stakeholders across each province, and I can state without a doubt, the support and communication with YES! Winnipeg has been the most positive and productive. Bill Coulter has done an amazing job of introducing me to key stakeholders in not only Winnipeg proper, but provincially as well. The sense of Community and Cooperation amongst all groups I was introduced to is something I have not seen in other jurisdictions, each group working with the others to achieve a common goal, to grow business in Manitoba. Bill continues to help build our network and growth prospects in Winnipeg, kudos to Bill and the YES! Winnipeg team for making our entry into the Manitoba market so easy and productive.
Marco Colaiacovo, Director Strategic Partnerships
Manitoba Customer Contact Association
Manitoba Customer Contact Association (MCCA) is a member-driven association comprised of Manitoba companies and organizations associated with the customer contact sector. Our collaboration with YES! Winnipeg has always been a positive experience. Information sharing that may result in possible new business and partnership opportunities is a win-win for MCCA and YES! Winnipeg. Our relationship with YES! Winnipeg aligns well with our commitment to educate the public, create career awareness and promote an industry where successful careers begin and develop well into the future. YES! Winnipeg’s impressive roster of highly motivated local business contacts, and its willingness to introduce MCCA to potential new clients, makes achieving our goals and increasing the impact of our work more attainable. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with YES! Winnipeg.
Bruce Rose, Executive Director
Maxim Truck & Trailer
We’re all doing business in Winnipeg because we appreciate the unique value proposition this city offers our companies. Whether it’s the talent we have in this city, the comparatively low operating costs we enjoy, or the easy access to markets we’ve got—or a host of other benefits that set us apart—Winnipeg deserves attention. And YES! Winnipeg is helping to make sure this is happening.
Doug Harvey, President / Chair, YES! Winnipeg Investor Council
National Bank of Canada
I recently experienced my first familiarization tour organized by YES! Winnipeg. What impressed me most about that team’s efforts was the high value of the information visiting executives were exposed to at every turn. From the diverse, well-prepped local business leaders who participated in the prearranged meetings to the customized research materials augmenting these sessions, YES! Winnipeg ensured our city’s value proposition was persuasively presented. An investment in YES! Winnipeg is an investment in Winnipeg’s future. I believe it’s that simple.
Brian Fortier, Associate Vice President, Commercial/Agricultural Banking, Manitoba District
YES! Winnipeg has been a tremendous resource for TappCar. Their talented team has helped us overcome obstacles, shared their extensive knowledge about Winnipeg, and introduced us to their broad-based network. Our successful launch could not have happened without them.
Shayne Saskiw, Co-Founder and President, TappCar
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS Law)
YES! Winnipeg performs important work on behalf of the local business community. Perhaps most impressive to me is its focus on ensuring its investors and collaborators see real value in staying actively engaged with the YES! team. One way our own firm benefits is through YES! Winnipeg’s referral process. From external prospects considering a Winnipeg expansion to local firms looking for professional legal services, YES! Winnipeg has been an excellent partner in uncovering opportunities that might otherwise elude us.
Silvia de Sousa, IP (Intellectual Property) Lawyer/Partner
Overall, the experience in Manitoba was just seamless. Everything was made easy for us. We felt that everybody was rowing in the same direction and there was a real passion when talking about innovation, technology, foreign investment and bringing Ubisoft to Winnipeg.
The team at YES! Winnipeg never dropped the ball at any moment. They allowed us to meet the right people and pass along the right message at all times. They really made things happen for both Winnipeg and for Ubisoft. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Francis Baillet, Vice President, Corporate Affairs
VRC Metal Systems
YES! Winnipeg provided vital assistance to our company during a recent business formation trip to Canada. The YES! team was prepared, supportive and eager to offer its extensive expertise. Of particular help was YES! Winnipeg’s vast network of contacts, which saved us months of research and effort while revealing potential new opportunities for us to explore. We’re very optimistic about building a future in Winnipeg, and we’re excited to continue working with YES! Winnipeg’s enthusiastic staff in the days ahead to make it happen.
Craig Bailey, Executive Vice President