Manitoba Economic Development, Investment and Trade, in collaboration with its economic development partner organizations are working towards streamlined and enhanced data to support economic development. Through this partnership RMED has access to a variety of sources and expertise.
To ensure local communities can take advantage of this network RMED will be the first source of contact for rural Manitoba and will work on your behalf to ensure you have the best information available.
RMED is undertaking primary research on rural retirement and succession which will assist in understanding issues and allow RMED to establish a database of businesses interested in building capacity and match making services for investment.
RMED Economic Development Study
Rural Manitoba Economic Development Corporation (RMED) conducted a study in 2022 to determine how economic development work is carried out in rural Manitoba municipalities.
The survey was sent to Economic Development Officers (EDOs), Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs), Community Futures, local Chambers of Commerce, municipal staff, elected officials, and Not-for-profit organisations across the province.
The survey focuses on the following topics:
The Rural Manitoba Economic Development Survey provides a glimpse of the engaging and diverse economic development work taking place throughout the province, as well as what some of the differences can tell us about economic development and what economic development stakeholders consider to be most important.
We will continue analyzing trends in the results and reaching out to communities to learn more about their stories and efforts. We hope that stakeholders will use these results to make informed decisions regarding the path of economic development in their communities.
In addition, RMED will use the results to inform our tools, resources, and program development. It is also our intention to run this survey on an annual basis in order to better assess changes in economic development activities across the province as well as the success of programs and policies developed over time.