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Reasons To Invest

Manitoba Economy



As the Post-COVID economy becomes more digital, geography and location constraints will reduce. With relatively close proximity to large urban centres such as Winnipeg, Emerson-Franklin is in a position to become a destination for urban individuals and families looking to experience a small-town atmosphere while remaining close to major urban areas. 

There are emerging opportunities within a rapidly evolving IT sector. To accompany this sector and drive its economic potential, there is a growing millennial cohort capable of supporting the following business opportunities: 

  • Smart tech & electronic product development 

  • Publishing and design services 

  • Motion picture, broadcasting & recording industries 

  • Telecommunications 

  • Data processing, hosting and related services​​​​

Green Energy Research



Our strategic geographic location is at the busiest commercial border crossing between Canada and the U.S. west of Windsor, creating a strong value proposition for foreign direct investments, particularly in clean technology and electric vehicle opportunities. 

Along with the availability of hydro-power, the region has access to nickel, lithium, cesium, and silica sand markets that are needed to produce specialized batteries and equipment to drive today’s economic and environmental innovation. Each of these resources plays a key role in developing a value-added Information Technology and Energy Innovation sector. 



Emerson-Franklin is positioned within a cost-competitive location at the international border and the center of Canada. With recent investments coming from both the public and private sector, the Municipality and surrounding area is now equipped to deliver fast and reliable internet speeds, and logistics infrastructure to expedite trade. 

Our various communities, towns and small hamlets offer affordable sites along historical main streets that are suitable for various uses, from digital creators and technology firms, to warehousing and data storage companies.

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Digital Creation & 

Software Development

• Fibre-optic digital technology 

• Historic Main St Development Areas 

• Young entrepreneurial talent 

Environmental Consulting & Tech.

• Environmental remediation 

• Digital surveying technology 

• Insurance / Accounting firms 

• Scientific and Technical Consulting Services 


Enterprise Support

• Web-based hosting (servers) 

• Customer service centres 

• Small business support services



• Web-based hosting (servers)

• Customer service centres

• Business support services


Alternative Fuels

• Hydrogen

• Biofuel

• Wind & Solar

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: 

Southern 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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Opportunity Zone 

Redirecting a grant of up to 100% of accruing municipal tax to targeted development projects like multi-family housing.

Municipality Emerson-Franklin


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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