Economic Development

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Do you have a new start-up business but are in need of affordable rental space? The City of Winkler incubator mall on George Avenue currently has 1 unit available starting October 1st, 2020. Rent is heavily subsidized for the units in the incubator mall.
Each unit contains the following specifications:
- Approximately 1,250 sq. ft (with mezzanine for storage)
- Overhead bay door at back (with chain opening)
- Outside storage
-Parking in front
- Washroom
- Office/reception space
- water included
- Lit frame for signage
- In-floor heat

A 3-year lease is required for renting out one of these units. There will be a refundable damage deposit required as well. If interested, please contact Danika at 204-325-9524 or

 The City of Winkler has begun a planning process to develop the "Growing Winkler Secondary Plan" to provide the City with a guiding document to direct development in the key future growth areas.

You can find more information on the project HERE.

 The City of Winkler has recently introduced a Commercial and Industrial Financial Assistance Program.

This is a tax credit for any new general municipal taxes which result from an increase in the assessed value of the property due to a building addition, renovation or new construction.

Businesses will be eligible for a period of five years.

The tax credit will roll out as follows:

  • Year 1, 100% on the general municipal taxes
  • Year 2, 80% on the general municipal taxes
  • Year 3, 60% on the general municipal taxes
  • Year 4, 40% on the general municipal taxes
  • Year 5, 20% on the general municipal taxes.

The tax credit does not apply to any school taxes.

To apply for the credit, please complete the following form and you will be contacted within a few business days.

To find out about opportunities for businesses in Winkler, please contact David Martens at (204) 325-9524, extension 1 or