Rural Business Supports

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Learn about business and employment supports available to entrepreneurs throughout Manitoba.


Community Futures Manitoba

There are 16 Community Futures organizations (CFs) established throughout rural and northern Manitoba. The goal of each CF is to help communities develop economic potential.

Types of Information

CFs work with communities to:

  • Develop long term community economic development strategies
  • Coordinate resources to implement development plans
  • Promote the region and its economic opportunities
  • CFs further support the local economic development process by assisting entrepreneurs with:
    • Preparing and assessing business plans
    • Providing business and market information
    • Providing business loans:
      • Standard Loan (up to $150,000)
      • Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (up to $150,000)

For more information, find an office near you!

Manitoba Business Gateways

Manitoba Business Gateways are resource centres that provide information and referrals for a wide range of business and employment services.

Types of Information

Below are examples of the types of information and referrals you can find through the Manitoba Business Gateways:

  • Starting a business
  • Business growth
  • Licenses, permits and regulations
  • Taxation and Financial Assistance program
  • Market research, marketing information, business planning, and feasibility assessment
  • Recruiting, retaining, training, and managing employees
  • Business skills development
  • Industry and market specialists
  • Exporting
  • Doing business with government
  • Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB)
  • Manitoba Companies Office
  • Innovation and Technology Commercialization

Manitoba Business Gateway Locations

Manitoba Business Gateway – Morden

Mailing address: 100-195 Stephen Street, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1V3
Physical address: 133-7th Street, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1S3
Toll free: 1-877-822-5088

Manitoba Business Gateway – Dauphin

135A 2nd Avenue NE
Dauphin, Manitoba R7N 0Z6
Toll free: 1-866-332-5077

Manitoba Business Gateway – Notre Dame de Lourdes

51 Rogers Street
Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba R0G 1M0
Toll free: 1-866-267-6114

Manitoba Business Gateway – St. Boniface

100 - 614 Des Meurons Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2P9
Toll free: 1-866-267-6114

Manitoba Business Gateway – St-Pierre-Jolys

427 Sabourin Street
St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba R0A 1V0
Toll free: 1-866-267-6114

Manitoba Business Gateway – St. Vital

1005 St. Mary’s Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3S4
Toll free: 1-866-267-6114

Manitoba Business Gateway Partners

Bilingual Service Centres

Bilingual service centres offer community access to information on government programs and services. There are six locations within Manitoba.

Manitoba Agriculture Offices

Manitoba Agriculture has a number of rural offices that offer information and advice that support farmers, rural business, and rural communities.

Find an office near you today!