Premier Brian Pallister and Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen have announced the next phase of the government’s Look North Strategy. They describe it as a long term vision for sustainable economic and business development and growth in the province’s north.
Pallister explains the strategy encourages those from outside northern Manitoba to consider investing in the untapped potential of the region. It includes a website www.looknorthmb.ca with information on building a business in northern Manitoba and encourages Manitobans to share their vision and love for the north by social media using hashtag #looknorthmb or by submitting short videos, photos or in writing. A plan is also in development to engage First Nation communities with interest in increasing their participation in the economic benefits of mining.
Community meetings will be held including in Flin Flon in March with three Northern Economic Summits to be held in The Pas, Thompson and Churchill in April.