Dear Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Member,
We’re focused on working together to help downtown recover
Together with CentreVenture, Exchange District BIZ, West End BIZ, the City of Winnipeg Public Service and the three downtown Councillors, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ has been working to secure funding to develop a Downtown Recovery Strategy.
We know there is an urgent need to identify and outline an action plan that will support economic and social recovery post-pandemic. It will include market research and analysis, engagement and consultation with the private and non-profit sectors, downtown residents, all levels of government and other key stakeholders. The work will strengthen downtown as a place where everyone feels welcome and safe.
While a vote at City Council to support a Downtown Recovery Strategy was defeated Thursday, we haven’t let that set us back. We’re pleased to share the partners have developed a resourcing plan to get started with the hopes of Council providing additional support to help move it forward.