Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Premier Promises to Attract More Investment to Province

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Premier Promises to Attract More Investment to Province

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Premier promises more investment in Manitoba

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is promising to attract more investment to the province as part of a revitalized economic development strategy.

Pallister has named Dave Angus, former CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and business owner Barb Gamey to lead the government's efforts.

The premier says the two have their work cut out for them because of what he calls an "unfocused and antiquated system."

A new economic growth strategy was recommended in a government-commissioned report by the accounting and consulting firm Deloitte.

It said it found a lack of clearly defined goals in how the province funds outside investment, significant overlap and limited co-ordination between economic programs.

The report calls for an entirely new agency dedicated to economic development with all programs available under one roof. …

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