Business and Economic Development

Additional Resources


Finding the right supports is essential to launching or growing your business. Please find below a listing of community and business service delivery organizations that can help you achieve business success.

Government of Canada -- Business and Industry

Provides resources, information and supports for starting and growing businesses.

Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM)

Conduct research on the market, the industry, and your competition.

Community Futures Manitoba

Provides economic and financial supports to rural and northern communities in Manitoba.

Cooperatives Information

A cooperative (also called "co-op") is a business organization owned by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit.

Economic Development Winnipeg

The lead economic development agency for Winnipeg, encompassing EDW, YES! Winnipeg and Tourism Winnipeg. 

Food & Beverage Manitoba

Services the food and beverage manufacturing sector by providing expertise and resources, for members, to assist in developing new markets, training a skilled workforce, industry regulations, and government programs.

Futurepreneur Canada

Provides financing, mentoring and support tools to business owners aged 18-39.

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Championing sustainable economic growth leading to greater prosperity for business and communities in Manitoba.

Manitoba Tourism Education Council

Offers training for people in the tourism, hospitality and retail industries in Manitoba.

North Forge Technology Exchange

North Forge Technology Exchange offers a network of services to accelerate innovation and commercialization in Manitoba. These services include mentorship, training and grant writing support as well as access to start-up desks, office space, meeting rooms and the Fabrication Lab.

Social Enterprise Manitoba

Offers development services for organizations exploring, developing, or currently operating enterprises and revenue-generating activities. 

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Offers a full menu of business services, guidance and resources to support all facets of starting, running and growing a small business.

Women's Enterprise Centre

In addition to providing three core services: business advising, training and financing, the team at the Centre has developed innovative programs to assist women at all business stages.

World Trade Centre Winnipeg - Business InfoCentre (BIC)

The Business InfoCentre (BIC) can provide guidance on the steps for setting up, growing or expanding your business.

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