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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 province’s population of 1.3 million...

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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 Portage Co-op. Jonathan Enright’s a...

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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 specialized security services across southern...

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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 is a small city in...

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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 Prairie today. Premier Brian Pallister...

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City and RM Plans to Boost Tourism with New Branding and Investments

Posted 12/20/17

The City and Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie are in the midst of launching new branding, as part of joint tourism efforts. Portage la Prairie Regional Economic Development...

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Construction underway on Roquette plant

Posted 12/20/17

Construction is officially underway on a project that will provide a much needed economic boost to Portage la Prairie. Ground was official broken at Poplar Bluff...

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Award Wins at EDAM Fall Forum

Posted 11/02/17

The Economic Developers Association of Manitoba (EDAM) Award for 2017 Outstanding Project of the Year is awarded for the Roquette Pea Protein Processing project secured by Manitoba this year....

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Portage Hosts and Wins the Awards at EDAM Conference

Posted 11/01/17

The Economic Developers Association of Manitoba (E.D.A.M.) is holding its semi-annual conference this week in Portage la Prairie, and the first annual EDAM Economic Development Awards evening took place...

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