Portage Regional
Economic Development

Representing an agri-food manufacturing hub of 20,000 people, Portage Regional Economic Development (PRED) helps inspire new investment and re-investment across the region. With optimal access to natural resources, major transportation routes, and utility capacity to support industrial growth and innovation, we invite you see how Portage la Prairie factors into your future prosperity.

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Helping the Portage La Pairie community and business sector take advantage of it's maximum potential.

Workforce Development

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Infrastructure Readiness

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Sound Investment

Portage la Prairie is a major service centre for the Central Plains region of Manitoba, located in one of the most productive agricultural zones in Canada, containing regional government offices, retail and distribution services and has proven to be a sound investment for manufacturing and processing for export-driven companies.

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Maxx Security expands to Portage

Posted 09/11/18

The company might be relatively new but that’s not stopping business and life partners Fred Baah and Ashley Fisher and their goal of providing...

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Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – City of possibilities

Posted 05/14/18

Business View Magazine interviews representatives from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, as part of our focus on best practices of Canadian cities. Portage la Prairie...

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J.R. Simplot Company Announces $460 Million Expansion, Creating Nearly 100 New Jobs: Pallister

Posted 02/14/18

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE—The Manitoba government and J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s Manitoba-based operations near Portage la...

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