Sub-sector focus: Agri-Food Protein Processing
For over 140 years, Winnipeg, Manitoba, has served as the gateway to Western Canada and a hub for agricultural activities of all kinds. The centre of Canada is the world leader in commodities trading, food processing, health and functional food research, advanced crop research and precision agriculture.
Bottom line: Winnipeg is a compelling choice for agricultural investment.
The Agri-Food Protein Processing sub-sector is a centerpiece of the Manitoba economy, supported by a globally competitive value proposition. Winnipeg continues to rank #1 in overall cost competitiveness among cities in the Midwestern US & Western Canada in consecutive Competitive Alternatives bi-annual studies (2010-2016, KPMG). This cost advantage provides confidence to industry-leading companies such as Richardson International, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods, Parmalat, and Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., that Manitoba is the best place to establish their head offices and/or large operations as it provides long-term benefits and continued incentive for new investment.
Find out more about the Agri-Food Protein Processing sub-sector below.