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Welcome to the Economic Development, Investment and Trade website.

I am privileged to serve as the Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade, leading our department’s work to improve the strength and inclusiveness of our province by building a skilled and diverse workforce and driving economic growth through expanded trade and investment.

Throughout this website, you will find programs and services that encourage and support economic participation at every level, from spirited entrepreneurial start-ups to major global investors to those looking to begin a career or enhance their skills. 

The pandemic reminded us all how essential the health of our economy is to our lives and livelihoods, and it was the collective resilience, innovation and leadership of our business community that ensured Manitobans had the goods and services they needed when global markets and supply chains were disrupted. 

Now, with Manitoba’s post-pandemic economic reconstruction underway, our government is ensuring that the supports and strategic guidance needed for renewed investment and trade, entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term recovery are in place so that our economy doesn’t just recover but thrives.   This includes the establishment of a new Economic Development Board of Cabinet to bring focus to this critical work and harness the expertise and insight of our business community leaders and partners.

At all times, our forward progress will be guided by a renewed emphasis on open dialogue and focussed cooperation with all Manitobans to ensure our economy is accessible, inclusive and diverse. 

Thank you for visiting.

Honourable Cliff Cullen
Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade

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