The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ promotes, cares, and advocates for a vibrant and inclusive downtown where
business thrives and people are drawn to work, live, shop and explore. We host events throughout the year
and work to beautify our downtown, improve cleanliness, safety, and help make it easier to get around. Our
downtown is on Treaty No. 1 territory and the traditional Homeland of the Red River Métis.
Reporting to the Director of Policy and Economic Development, the Business and Economic Development
Coordinator is responsible for supporting and leading business and economic development initiatives,
programs and activities in Downtown Winnipeg. This position involves researching, collecting and analyzing a
range of economic and business development data and opportunities. The coordinator builds and maintains
good working relationships with the business community, developers, city departments, and partner
organizations as well as respond to inquiries from BIZ members and potential investors and business
The ideal candidate is an innovative problem solver with a proven track record of project management, a
community builder and analytical thinker who is passionate about Downtown Winnipeg.
- Develop, implement and manage programs to support recruitment and retention of retail, restaurant,
and entertainment and office tenants in Downtown Winnipeg.
- Review, research and monitor economic development and policy initiatives of the City of Winnipeg and
other partner organizations.
- Monitor construction activity and track estimated milestone and completion dates.
- Analyze and evaluate real estate and development projects for consistency with strategic goals and
objectives and economic impact on the community.
- Identify and monitor investment and leasing activity.
- Maintain database of contact information and development updates for economic development
projects, including tracking and reporting on opening and closing of businesses.
- Provide insight on the economic landscape and opportunities to management.
- Create written and oral presentations and reports.
- Support existing and potential new BIZ members by providing market research, business development
and available government supports.
- Administer member grant programs.
- Update and maintain the business support section of Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Website.
- Post-secondary education in Economics, Business Administration or related discipline.
- Relevant work experience is considered an asset.
- General understanding of principles and practices of economic development and ability to accurately
evaluate and effectively communicate and report on economic development projects and programs.