The Federal government has announced it is investing up to 4.9 million dollars in projects in Manitoba to build an inclusive and empowering economy. Three northern projects will receive a share of that funding.
University College of the North will receive up to 250 thousand dollars to establish a Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative for The Pas that will give youth an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship through skills development and partnerships with business and industry professionals.
UCN will also receive up to just under 1.5 million dollars to pilot a business incubator, digital prototyping facility and business start up services in northern Manitoba working with key partners including North Forge Technology Exchange and Arctic Gateway Group.
And the Community Economic Development Fund will receive up to just over 1.5 million dollars to support initiatives to drive economic growth in Northern Manitoba and further develop industries in the region.