Our ongoing discussion on Manitoba’s economic strategy

May 14, 2018
​“We’re looking to create careers, not jobs.” – Minister Pedersen.

Recognizing the economy’s health is tied to the health of our communities, The Winnipeg Chamber has been an outspoken advocate for a comprehensive provincial strategy to support Manitoba business. We’re deeply pleased with the province’s recent work to build that plan (including a summit co-hosted with The Chamber for private business owners) as we look for action that leverages our strengths, addresses modern opportunities and shares prosperity with all Manitobans.

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That dialogue and relationship with Minister Blaine Pedersen and the team at Growth, Enterprise and Trade continues. Today we hosted the Minister, Deputy Minister Dave Dyson and a number of our members for a wide ranging discussion, including

  • Filling out the economic growth strategy, with a particular effort to address Manitoba’s lack of access to capital
  • Changes at Growth, Enterprise and Trade, including increased collaboration and information sharing between the provincial government’s 40 economic development programs (20 live in GET)
  • Evolving the ROI framework that evaluates development priorities
  • NAFTA, carbon pricing, and reinvigorating the public sector

Online submissions to shape Manitoba economic strategy are open until May 18. You can share your insights, priorities and feedback here.