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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WINNIPEG

 

March 2016

WINNIPEG |
IN THE NEWS

Top Stories

 

City comes out on top

If cost was the only consideration as to where a business sets up, Winnipeg would be THE Prairie/Midwest destination of choice. The city was at the top of the list of most cost-competitive locales among 27 Midwest and Western Canadian regions in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives report. Read more...

 

 

2.5% growth? We'll take it

Winnipeg’s economy is expected to experience its strongest growth in nearly a decade and one of the best performances in the country this year, the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada says. Read more...

 

 

Bullish for Boyd

As impressive as Boyd Group Income Fund’s success has been—it’s one of, if not the largest, collision repair company in North America—it’s never going to be the sexiest company in the world. But producing the best returns of any listing on the TSX over the past 10 years—a whopping 4,655 per cent—would make even the hottest tech sensation a little jealous. Read more...

 

Farmers Edge putting down roots worldwide

Farmers Edge has been around since 2005 and has grown with the precision agriculture and independent data-management business to be able to refer to itself as a global leader. Since the fall, Farmers Edge announced another round of venture capital investment totalling $58 million. Read more...

 

A collaborative investment

Librestream Technologies makes the hardware and software that allows, for instance, technicians in the field to collaborate with supervisors or engineers back at headquarters. The technology has the potential to speed up the resolution of repairs that might be beyond the scope of field staff. Librestream recently closed a fundraising round of $11 million. Read more...

 

Startup joins forces with Friesens Corp. to expand operations

Less than two years ago, Permission Click was named startup of the year by the National Angel Capital Organization summit. This week, the Winnipeg company closed a $1.75-million financing led by Friesens Corp. of Altona and Real Ventures of Montreal that will allow the company to aggressively distribute its service. Read more...

 

Grey Cup week worth $80 million

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers released figures Monday that show an economic impact of $80 million from the game—a 26-20 victory by the Edmonton Eskimos over the Ottawa Red Blacks—and the week-long festival that preceded it. Read more...

 

 

Making her mark

Dayna Spiring, former chief strategy officer with the Canadian Wheat Board, has been named the new CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg, succeeding Marina James. Read more...

 

 

 

Bring It Home to Winnipeg

Virginie De Visscher, Tourism Winnipeg’s director of business development now leads the Bring It Home program. If you are passionate about showcasing Winnipeg and elevating the stature of your business or organization, then consider bringing a meeting or convention home. Often, all it takes is an expression of interest to have your convention hosted in Winnipeg. Read more...

Contact Virginie to set up a meeting today at 204.954.1984 or virginie@tourismwinnipeg.com.

 

It really does pay to attend Centrallia!

This year, EDW decided to sponsor Centrallia, the global business-to-business conference. It's a great opportunity to meet with other big thinkers. Business owners and investors will be coming to Centrallia from across the country and around the world to expand, move, hire staff or partner with local firms.

Please join us in Winnipeg from May 25 to 27 for the World Trade Centre Winnipeg’s Centrallia conference.