About YES! Winnipeg
YES! Winnipeg is Economic Development Winnipeg’s business development team, promoting the city as the ideal location for new business, expansion, investment and top talent.
YES! Winnipeg’s experts serve as a concierge for businesses, making it easy to grow and invest in Winnipeg through a suite of specialized services, market intelligence and business connections.
YES! Winnipeg is driven by a community of local business leaders and responds directly to the needs of the industry.
We are here to support your business retention, expansion and investment needs with expertise in these areas:
Business development: The expert sales team—focused on assisting local companies to stay and grow in Winnipeg, and attracting and stewarding new investment to the city.
Talent and workforce development: The talent specialists—working closely with local companies and investors to help them compete for top talent at home and abroad.
Foreign direct investment: The international lead generators—responsible for selling Winnipeg’s competitive advantages to the world, generating investment leads for our business development team.
Investor relations: The builders—tasked with stewarding, managing and growing private/public investment in YES! Winnipeg while ensuring our alignment with the needs of business.
Marketing and branding: The storytellers—crafting, styling and targeting Winnipeg’s narrative for business and investment with input from the broader team.
Market intelligence: The source of truth—ensuring the data, intelligence and research used by our YES! Winnipeg team is accurate and consistent across our platforms.
Talent attraction & retention: YW’s talent team can provide advice, contacts and key resources to help you fill jobs and grow your business.
Issue management: Whether your concerns relate to government, private sector, utilities or other, when issues arise, YW can help.
Site selection: Whether you are investing, expanding or launching in Winnipeg, YW can help you find the ideal real estate for your project.
Supplier identification: YW provides access to a broad network of top local suppliers and facilitates connections to new suppliers.
Government program navigation: Our jurisdiction offers valuable government programs to support your business.
Qualified contacts: YW maintains an extensive network of local business leaders and government officials.
Why Winnipeg: YES! leads in selling Winnipeg to the world and has deep knowledge of its competitive advantages.
YES! Winnipeg is focused on assisting business retention, expansion and attraction, with particular focus on these key sectors: