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Havixbeck Vows to Increase Business in Winnipeg

October 16, 2014 10:47 AM | News

Paula Havixbeck

Paula Havixbeck

Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck would work with Winnipeg’s business community to grow commerce in the city if elected.

For starters, Havixbeck said on Thursday she has a plan to fast track the permits process for downtown development.

“I have a plan to help increase business in our city, to make business easier to conduct, and to help Winnipeg become a business magnet,” Havixbeck said.

The Charleswood — Tuxedo councillor would also reduce the business tax, provide incentives for women business owners, and encourage aboriginal business owners working in partnership with councils by offering incubator grants.

She would also create a women’s advisory group to promote female entrepreneurship, partner more closely with CentreVenture, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, and Economic
Development Winnipeg, and eliminate the barriers that prevent retailers from being downtown.

— Staff