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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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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Job Posting – Executive Director PRED

Posted 06/12/19

The City of Portage la Prairie and the surrounding municipality is a progressive community with an area population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants. Located in...

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“Sleeper” towns now wide awake to investors in Manitoba

Posted 03/05/19

Manitoba economic development officials give notice that economic and real estate opportunities are thriving outside of Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway. Certainly the bulk of the...

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Popeyes Coming to Portage

Posted 11/08/18

Portage la Prairie is going to be seeing more fried chicken come fall of 2019. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will be opening up near the...

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