The Economic Developers Association of Manitoba (EDAM) was formed in 1993 to improve communication, contact and liaison within the economic development profession. It is an independent non-profit, incorporated association of persons directly engaged in economic development in Manitoba.
EDAM is one of several regional and provincial affiliates of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), the national professional organization of economic development practitioners in Canada. Through its affiliation with other provincial associations and EDAC, EDAM provides it membership with a network and linkage with the profession across Canada.
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New and Noteworthy!
NEW Financial Assistance Programs
Journeyperson Business Start Program - $2500 Grant (Rural Manitoba Only)
The Journeyperson Business Start Program encourages newly certified journeypersons located in rural Manitoba to start their own full-time businesses by providing a contribution of up to $2500 based on 50% of eligible expenditures. Click here for more information and application form.
Business Contribution Fund - Non-Repayable Financing
The former non-repayable loan known as Aboriginal Business Canada (ABC) delivered by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Affairs Canada is now being delivered locally by designated Aboriginal Financial Institutions under a new name the "Business Contribution Fund". In Manitoba, the Business Contribution Fund is offered by First Peoples Economic Growth Fund (First Nations applicants) and Louis Riel Capital Corporation (Metis and Non-Status applicants). Click here for more information.