Minister Vandal announces federal investment to accelerate Manitoba’s green advantage through small- and medium-sized enterprises

Minister Vandal announces federal investment to accelerate Manitoba’s green advantage through small- and medium-sized enterprises


Over $1.6 million of PrairiesCan funding to grow the green economy in Manitoba

March 1, 2024 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, PrairiesCan

A new collaboration in Manitoba shows the federal government is making progress to achieve the objectives of the Framework to Build a Green Prairie Economy to create more prosperity in communities across the region. The framework is a new approach for governments, businesses, and communities to work together more closely with partners to build on the economic strengths of Prairie provinces.

Today, the Honorable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan announced an investment of over $1.6 million to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to develop and implement Manitoba’s Green Advantage, and the Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Green Assessment Program. This investment is expected to grow the Green Prairie Economy momentum by helping 60 SMEs identify opportunities to increase their capacity to export sustainable green products and services. Funds are from the Regional Innovation Ecosystems Program.

Rich in critical minerals and clean energy sources and a unique world-class transportation infrastructure, Manitoba has many green economic opportunities. Home to innovative entrepreneurship – the province is an ideal place for businesses seeking to leverage its competitive advantage. This investment will build on Manitoba’s strengths, support SMEs and industries to act towards growing green economic opportunities in close partnership.

With partners like the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, the Government of Canada is investing in Manitoba SMEs so they can continue to create sustainable, and good -paying jobs today, and into the future.



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