Economic Development Tours

Looking for growth opportunities? Wanting to expand your reach?

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Economic Development Tours showcase the excellent business opportunities that exist in communities throughout Manitoba, and in particular, in the northern regions. These two-day tours are chock-full of planned events and encounters, enabling delegates to network with leaders and decision-makers, tour local organizations, and consider future business alignments. The tours also provide select host communities with a chance to showcase their value proposition and foster potentially lucrative relationships that may not otherwise exist.

Our upcoming EDT to The Pas/OCN, April 24 & 25, features the following opportunities, plus so much more:

  • Meet local elected officials, Indigenous community leaders, and representatives from successful businesses and economic development agencies whose innovation, drive, and commitment to the north are benefiting the communities and the economy.
  • Indulge in a regional culinary experience.
  • Tour Kraft Paper, Opaskwayak LED Smart Farm, Otineka Mall, META Cannabis Supply Co., and other enterprises shaping the local economy.
  • Hear about skills training and how institutions like UCN, Kelsey Adult Learning Centre, and the WEST Centre are strengthening the workforce.

To view our detailed itinerary, click here.

Economic Development Tours 2019 – 2020

24-25, April 2019: 
The Pas / Opaskwayak Cree Nation
3-4, July 2019: 
October 2019: 
Flin Flon
April 2020: 
Thompson / Nelson House
July 2020:

Interested in joining us?

Interested individuals should download and complete the Expression of Interest Form below and submit to Shyanne Mattey by email at or by fax to 204-948-0110.

Note: Completing the form does not guarantee participation. Interested individuals will be notified of their participation following review of their completed form.


“The economic development tour allowed us to explore economic opportunities in Northern Manitoba communities. We were able to meet with both community leaders as well as business leaders from the area, and in doing so, gauge the demand for a business such as ours in the region.

It also provided a unique opportunity to network with business owners from southern Manitoba,  that were also facing the same challenges related to a northern expansion.”

Daniel Lacovetsky, President
Powertec Electric Inc.



“Manitoba is a big province with a lot of unique small businesses throughout. Participating in the trade missions with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce introduced us to new opportunities that may not have been available without an organized tour. I would encourage all companies looking to diversify their client mix to get involved and join the tours.”

Justin Phillips, CEO & Co-founder
Sycamore Energy Inc

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“When we establish human connections within the context of shared experience, we create community wherever we go.”
– Gina Greenlee

“Putting that statement together now in the context of a recent opportunity to join the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce meetings in Thompson, I have greatly increased my awareness of community and the real connections which are the fibers that knit the garment that is Manitoba! With opportunities like this for interaction that goes so far beyond what we learn in books or the net, we will become a much richer society.”

Barry Rempel, President & CEO
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc

Economic Profiles

Communities in northern Manitoba range from small hamlets to bustling, modern towns where investment opportunities abound in industries such as mining and exploration, manufacturing and processing, transportation, forestry, and tourism. From small, unique shops to large corporations, many businesses have achieved success in northern Manitoba. To learn more about investment opportunities available in northern Manitoba, consult the Economic Profiles below.


Premier Partners

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Networking Partners


Community Partners

Travel Partners


Legacy Sponsors

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Johnston Group
Canadian National Railway

Partners and Affiliations

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
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Winnipeg Free Press
Chambers Executives of Manitoba
CentrePort Canada