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Reasons To Invest

Manitoba Research



Emerson-Franklin is less than an hour away from various Research and Development Centres focusing on research in cereal, oilseed, livestock and pasture. Just north of Emerson-Franklin is the Long-Term Manure & Crop Management Field Laboratory, the Trace Gas Manitoba (TGAS MAN) Greenhouse Gas Field Emission Site, and the Glenlea Long Term Crop Rotation Research Centre. 

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, located only an hour north of Emerson-Franklin, specializes in sustainable crop and livestock production systems, safe and nutritious food, oilseed research, and land and water resource management. 

Manitoba Aggriculture Manufacturing



Emerson-Franklin is located amongst the largest cluster of protein processing and manufacturing in Canada. It is positioned along an established transportation network that helps facilities various agricultural products, including:

  • Field crops – corn, carrot, onion, barley, soybeans, peas, tomatoes and wheat

  • Specialty crops – cannabis, white beans, coloured beans, herbs and mushrooms

  • Livestock – beef, pork, poultry and eggs

  • Dairy – milk, cream, cheese, yogurt and specialty products

  • Fruits and vegetables – apples, grapes, tender fruits and berries, tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers and corn

Emerson-Franklin Business



Emerson-Franklin has a strong reputation in canola, wheat, barley, alfalfa, dry field peas, cattle, pig, and poultry. There are many small-to-medium size agri-businesses, food processors, and growers who have significant, longstanding operations. They are major suppliers of equipment and bioproducts for companies across North America. 

Some notable Agri-Businesses in Emerson-Franklin include: 


  • GJ Chemical Ltd. 

  • Fehrway Feeds & Livestock Equipment 

  • Emerson Milling Inc. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



Our strategic location on the border of the U.S. accompanied by our rich Class 1 and Class 2 soils offer the Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector in Emerson-Franklin a significant opportunity for cross-border logistics industries to thrive in the international market. 

Integrated, temperature-controlled, and well-established distribution networks allow fresh products to quickly move to many markets, while duty-free access to the U.S. and Mexico also makes Emerson-Franklin an excellent location for agriculture and food processing businesses.

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Specialty Foods & 

Beverage Production

• Seasonal Farmers Markets 

• Craft Brewery and Micro Distilleries 

Grains, Oilseed &

Pulse Processing

• Bakery and tortilla manufacturing 

• Grain, canola, soybean processing 

Greenhouse Wholesale

& Retail

• Cannabis production & wholesale 

• Greenhouse vegetable processing

Plant-Based Protein Production

• Fava Bean Protein 

• Pea Protein 

• Oat protein 

• Hemp protein 

Livestock &

Meat Processing

• Beef, pork, poultry and eggs 

• Livestock feed

Investment Opportunities

Emerson-Franklin’s economic experts have analyzed and identified the following markets to have unique and favourable opportunities within the municipality’s Outdoor & Recreation Tourism sector: 

Manitoba Aggriculture

Ready to start your next business investment or expansion in Emerson-Franklin? There are Several Resources and Supports Available to Assist Investors and Business.

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Several incentives and supports are available and open to discussion with our Staff and Council to assist you in achieving your business objectives. 

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