Economic Development / Community Futures Heartland

Carman Dufferin Economic Development

Box 160
Carman ROG OJO
Ph: 204.745.2675 Fx: 204.745.6348
Economic Development Officer: Tyler King

Link to Industrial Park

Carman Dufferin Economic Development Committee
Mission Statement
– To create an economic climate that attracts and retains businesses so they can prosper through partnerships and opportunities.
Vision Statement
– To become a robust and diverse economy.

Services Offered and Mandate:

  • Work with local businesses, whether it is with inventory, finding a suitable location, expansion projects, preparing business plans, or obtaining funding resources.
  • Help new businesses begin operations.
  • Attract businesses to locate in Carman and the RM of Dufferin.
  • Actively promote the two local Industrial Parks.
  • Act as a liaison between businesses and the Town of Carman and RM of Dufferin.
  • Maintain a data base of information on industry and government contacts and funding resources and programs.
  • Work on promotion of community as a place to visit, to live and to do business.
  • Partner with outside agencies on development and tourism projects.
  • Work with other Economic Development Agencies, tourist committees, local organizations, and government to promote Carman and Area to potential businesses and residents.

The Development Officer is very willing to help your business in whatever capacity we can. The local businesses are what keep Carman and Dufferin active and thriving. Please don’t hesitate to call or drop by the office in the Memorial Hall.

The following link is a community report from the First Impressions Community Exchange with Carberry: Carman FICE Report 2008

The following link is a tourism master plan for Carman & Dufferin: Edge_Carman_strategy_revised

Carman Community Development Corporation

The Carman Community Development Corporation was established in 1960. The corporation consists of approximately 20 volunteer board members.

The CCDC is a non profit corporation working to build the community.
Contact: Bob Mitchell 204-745-3888

Community Futures Heartland

11-2nd Street NE
Portage La Prairie R1N 1R8
Manager – Ken Reimer
Phone: 204-239-0135 Fax: 204-239-0176

Services Offered:

Community Futures Heartland is an economic development agency that works together with 15 Municipalities in the Heartland region of Manitoba and is dedicated to helping your business succeed.

They can assist you with the following topics: business plan preparation, cash flow projections, business resource library, market information and bookkeeping assistance.

They provide repayable loans to entrepreneurs that wish to start their own business. The loans have the following characteristics: repayable loans up to $150,000, fixed interest rate of Prime +3%, maximum 5 year term, minimum of 10% owner equity required, available to new or expanding businesses, employment creation is required.

Community Futures Heartland has partnered with Manitoba Advanced Education and Training to provide eligible Employment Insurance recipients the opportunity to start their own business. The program provides EI benefits while you start and grow your business.