Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives Pledge New Economic Development Office in Brandon

Building on our established framework for a stronger economy, a better Manitoba: Pallister

A re-elected Progressive Conservative government will continue to take action to advance economic growth and job creation in Brandon, and unlock the many untapped opportunities that exist across southern and rural Manitoba, PC Leader Brian Pallister announced today.

“Our plan to make Manitoba the most improved province in Canada is working,” said Pallister. “Today, our province is a more attractive place to do business than it was four years ago. We’re getting our economy back on the right track but we know there’s more work to do. We will continue to build on the foundation we have established and success we have achieved since forming government.”

Pallister noted the PC team will continue to move forward with the province’s current economic development strategy and ‘Team Manitoba’ approach announced in December 2018. A new economic development office in Brandon will serve as the province’s regional partner for southern and rural Manitoba, and act as a hub for collaboration with economic development agencies in Brandon and the regions, he said. 

“We have a plan for sustained economic growth and our Manitoba Works plan sets an ambitious target of 40,000 new private sector jobs in our second term,” said Pallister. “A key part of this plan includes ‘growing Manitoba with Team Manitoba’ to attract new investment and create the well-paying jobs of the future.” 

The plan and model for the new office in Brandon is based on the advice provided by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, who led a consultation process with economic development organizations and regional partners. The Brandon office will be governed by a board of directors to ensure coordination and alignment with the existing work of economic development agencies, local governments and chambers of commerce.

The PC Leader noted the initiative will be supported by ongoing work to provide meaningful tax relief for Manitobans, reduce job-killing red tape and eliminate internal trade barriers that impede new investment.

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