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Recognized as the Bird Capital of Manitoba, and located along the 'Banana Belt'. The abundance of bird species and variety of wildlife is sure to please. The Wildlife Management Areas make great hiking destinations to enjoy the prairie landscape. Experience the opportunities around the area for winter and summer sports, all of which, make this region a must-see.
The communities of the region believe that families matter and that children can simply be children in an environment safe for playing and learning. With events to attend, clubs and sports to join, and many outdoor activities to take advantage of, we invite your family to enjoy what the region has to offer.
Photo submitted by Rhonda Palmer
The Regional Profile of the Crocus Country Economic Development Corporation. starts from the Saskatchewan/Manitoban border and extends eastward 60 km. It includes the Major Highways of PTH 3 and 83 and sits roughly 300 kilometers southwest of Winnipeg.
Located in Southwest Manitoba, bordering Saskatchewan to the west and the United States to the south. The landscape is filled with farmland and dotted with oil producing pump jacks. Croplands vary between Wheat, Canola, Corn and Legumes changing every mile with stunning prairie landscapes and the Turtle Mountains to the east.
The property market offers opportunity for every budget throughout the region! The cost to purchase a property varies across the region, but when compared to larger centres, housing in the region is very affordable. Families can find 1200 square foot properties for under $250,000, with the prices on smaller houses available for under $100,000.
Business is alive and well. The primary economic driver is agriculture, with developed oilfields existing to the south, east and west areas of our region. These industries provide for entrepreneurial activity across many other sectors which also make a considerable contribution to local economies. Self employment represents 31% of the region, with many of these businesses operating for more than 10 years and some being multi-generational.
The region has many new projects moving forward, we are a community that focuses on the growth of our area through implementation of sustainable community and economic development practices; by building capacity on our present strengths and values, and being mindful of our weaknesses and generating a creative and entrepreneurial spirit among our people through education programs; while maintaining and renewing the area’s economic growth to enhance the present and future.
Our mission is to promote and enhance economic development and job creation in the region represented by the Town of Melita and the Municipalities of Brenda-Waskada & Two Borders by fostering, promoting, and implementing economic and tourism development initiatives within the Area. The five strategic priorities we plan to focus on are:
1. Retaining vital services and businesses
2. Developing a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem
3. Identifying, attracting and developing specific industries
4. Attracting and retaining population
5. Developing tourism in the area
Photo Submitted by Cindy Horrigan. Pierson Manitoba elevators at sunrise.
Chairperson Curtis Brown Member at Large
Vice-Chairperson Ronda Palmer Member at Large
Secretary Eric Forster Economic Development Officer
Town of Melita Representative Camiel Serruys
Municipality of Two Borders Representative Mark Custance
Municipality of Brenda-Waskada Representative Alana Vansteelandt
Member at Large Cindy Horrigan
Member at Large Darryl Vancauwenberghe
The Economic Development Office is here to provide assistance in your business or relocation requirements. We encourage you to discover what our area could offer and how this can be your new location for growth.
We can guide you on relevant information about the region to help in your business-decision making process. Our proactive approach to opportunities and customer service towards individuals or businesses considering settling in our area, can help in your transition as you move in and be a part of the community.
We are a good networking resource by introducing you to organizations and individuals in the area that may contribute to the success of your new venture.
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