Reasons To Invest
As part of the International Mid-Continent Trade Corridor, Emerson-Franklin benefits from serving as the critical entry point into the United States facilitating north-south trade between Canada, US and Mexico. There is significant capacity to grow and build upon a Logistics Hub and Trade Corridor concept, particularly as it relates to the development of warehousing and distribution facilities, equipment and vehicle service centres, and agricultural supply and support services.
Emerson-Franklin is known as the gateway to Manitoba and the Canadian mid-west. Its shared border crossing with Pembina, North Dakota sees an estimated $20 billion dollars in commercial trade activity each year, in addition to approximately 200,000 American travellers and 600,000 Canadian travellers based on pre-pandemic trends.
The Mid Canada Gateway features approximately 120-acres of land for commercial/retail add light industrial.
Operating your business here in Emerson-Franklin means access to a skilled and experienced workforce. Rooted in agri-food, transportation and logistics, especially within the Canola industry, the Municipality is poised for growth, expansion and the strengthening of this core. We have a young, yet aging population with above-average youth and older adults in our Municipality looking to offer their unique skills and experience.
Emerson-Franklin is an attractive place for commercial and industrial development. We are home to the most significant land-based international port in Western Canada. We offer a stable and savvy workforce, an abundance of land and available infrastructure, and knowledgeable staff to help you achieve your investment objectives.
• Large Format Commercial / Retail
• Small Scale & Strip Retail
• Gas/EV Station & Convenience Shopping
• Food Processing and Packaging
• Seed retail, agronomy services, soil sampling
• High volumes of commercial traffic
• Close proximity to the POE
• Available sites near rail traffic and the Municipal Wastewater lagoon
& Rail Park
• Access to global supply chain
• $53 million dollars of commercial freight is processed at the Emerson-Pembina border each day
• Access to three Class 1 railways (CN, CP, and BNSF Railway)
• Available and affordable land (lots can be combined)
• Large industrial lots with available logistics and digital infrastructure
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:
Redirecting a grant of up to 100% of accruing municipal tax to targeted development projects like multi-family housing.
Shared Building Ownership
The Municipality and investor would create a joint venture to make more equity capital available.
Several incentives and supports are available and open to discussion with our Staff and Council to assist you in achieving your business objectives.