Brandon

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Our Story

At the very heart of North America lies Brandon Manitoba, a city that has built its reputation on providing the atmosphere in which business can succeed. The city’s overall business cost competitiveness is consistently ranked by KPMG in the top 10 of Canadian cities and Brandon has been regularly ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Live in Canada. Contributing to Brandon’s overall cost competitive environment is the fact that there is no additional municipal business tax. The economy’s diversification provides an extremely stable and positive environment for businesses to compete within the global economy.

 A Regional Hub: Brandon acts as the service centre for some 180,000 people, including the entire Southwest Economic Region which has a total population of nearly 110,000. The primary trading area includes roughly 60,000 people within a 30 km radius of the City of Brandon. Included within the trading area is Canadian Forces Base Shilo, located approximately 30 km from Brandon employing approximately 1,800 Military and civilian personnel. Located an hour’s drive from the Bakken Formation oil field, Brandon’s businesses continue adapting to service the oil & gas industry. A centre for education, Brandon is home to three post secondary institutions, Brandon University, Assiniboine Community College, and the Manitoba Emergency Services College. WestJet offers direct daily passenger flights from Brandon to Calgary International Airport, providing access to global connections, for the entire Southwest Manitoba region.

 Time is Precious: Brandon offers a dynamic environment to develop and grow your business. Rather than spending your time in traffic, Brandon's maximum in-city commute of 12 minutes allows you the freedom to choose how you spend your time. More time to grow your business, more time to spend with family and friends or more time for fitness/recreation, the choice is yours in Brandon.

Major Employers

  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Behlen Industries
  • Koch Industries
  • Saputo Dairy
  • Chemtrade Logistics
  • NetSet Communications
  • Cando Rail Services
  • Pfizer Pharmacueticals
  • Greenstone Structural Solutions
  • Shape Foods