Manitoba’s Rural Economy Structure and Trends: An Update

Manitoba’s Rural Economy – Outline:

  • Different measures of the size of the rural economy
  • The structure differs, depending upon the measure used
  • Trends in employment
    • Overall employment: Level and trend
    • Employment rates: Level and trend
    • Employment by sector: Level and trend
    • Employment by economic region: Level and trend
  • The rural economic problematique
  • Landscape vs. people-scape
  • Role of agriculture and food processing
    • Agriculture GDP: Level and trend
    • Food processing GDP
    • Trend in farm prices
  • Intentions to invest in rural Manitoba