Manitoba Economic Development, Investment and Trade, in collaboration with its economic development partner organizations, including RMED, are working towards providing integrated and aligned economic development services to and for Manitobans. The RMED territory is south of the 53rd parallel, outside of the City of Winnipeg and collaborates with Economic Development Winnipeg to ensure Manitobans have the best services and support possible.
We work together to advance economic development, competitiveness, and prosperity in Manitoba by achieving the goals of the Industry Partnership Program by fostering:
RMED meets the need for rural economic support, information, and connection by supporting Manitoba communities, economic development offices, and businesses by:
Focusing on partnership, capacity-building, communication, and promotion.
Offering help navigating government programs and keeping rural municipalities updated on new regulations and legislation that’ll impact local economies.
Collecting, managing, and distributing economic development data to support rural municipalities, communities, and rural-based companies of all sizes.
Providing information, opportunities, and assistance in reducing barriers to economic development by acting as a rural partner for agencies supporting,encouraging and enabling trade, tourism innovation and tourism throughout Manitoba.
In 2019, a survey of rural-based company owners and operators exposed gaps in the economic development support network. To address these gaps (alongside the Manitoba government’s Economic Growth Action Plan of 2018), the Rural Manitoba Economic Development Corporation was formed in 2020.
A set of Guiding Principles were used to ensure RMED’s organizational and operational framework was developed with a solid foundation.