Winnipeg's score poor on 'entrepreneurial cities' list

Oct 21, 2013 Full story: The Winnipeg Free Press 21

The Manitoba capital ranked a lowly 64 on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business's 2013 list of top 100 entrepreneurial cities, which was released today.

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#1 Oct 21, 2013
Shocker!!! This city sucks!!! We need a new mayor and new provincial government that actually wants the province to prosper!
Andy

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Oct 21, 2013
Winnipegger wrote:
Shocker!!! This city sucks!!! We need a new mayor and new provincial government that actually wants the province to prosper!
How can this city ever prosper when it is made up of 50% Indians who have never worked a day in their lives.

Since: Dec 11

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Oct 23, 2013
Andy wrote:
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How can this city ever prosper when it is made up of 50% Indians who have never worked a day in their lives.
That, and a mayor who insists people pay an exorbitant business "tax" that provides nothing to the business owner paying it, yet he himself is exempt, despite being an owner of the ballpark, among others.
Yeah...

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#6 Oct 23, 2013
If only we could resurrect Steve Juba. The NDP must go!
Lone Wolf

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Oct 23, 2013
Winnipegger wrote:
If only we could resurrect Steve Juba. The NDP must go!
Yes, the mayor that was responsible for the wholesale destruction of much of downtown Winnipeg, suburban sprawl, excessive infrastructure and Unicity.
horsedick

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Oct 23, 2013
Winnipeg scores poorly on everything, corruption, weather, etc. It is a good place to take a dump if you are driving through.
Jonny Two Shirts

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 Oct 23, 2013
Lone Wolf wrote:
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Yes, the mayor that was responsible for the wholesale destruction of much of downtown Winnipeg, suburban sprawl, excessive infrastructure and Unicity.
its da whites eh dey steal da land, kill da bison take da women. we need ta sen dem bac ta europe.

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#10 Oct 23, 2013
Lone Wolf wrote:
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Yes, the mayor that was responsible for the wholesale destruction of much of downtown Winnipeg, suburban sprawl, excessive infrastructure and Unicity.
That is what was popular back then. I disagree with the destruction of historic buildings, but our city was not alone. He, like mayors across North America, embraced the 60s with the idea that downtowns needed to be more modern. We lost a lot more after his time with the destruction of Portage & Main for example, as well as the area that nasty Portage Place replaced. He was passionate, had vision and got the job done. Ever since then, the city has been in decline!
Lone Wolf

Winnipeg, Canada

#11 Oct 23, 2013
Winnipegger wrote:
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That is what was popular back then. I disagree with the destruction of historic buildings, but our city was not alone. He, like mayors across North America, embraced the 60s with the idea that downtowns needed to be more modern. We lost a lot more after his time with the destruction of Portage & Main for example, as well as the area that nasty Portage Place replaced. He was passionate, had vision and got the job done. Ever since then, the city has been in decline!
In all honesty, Winnipeg has been in relative decline since 1914. Juba had vision, but it was the wrong one. Fortunately, today people are more aware of the destructive tendencies of post-war urbanism and how destructive it has been to many North American cities. While Winnipeg continues to sprawl and encourage low-density development, cities such as Vancouver and Portland have embraced a new and more humanist form of urbanism. Only in the upcoming decades when Winnipeg endures a major and unaffordable infrastructure crisis will this city truly realize its mistakes.

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#12 Oct 23, 2013
We need a provincial government and Mayor who want this city to thrive. How pathetic we are seeing rapid transit in the form of buses, when we should be looking at rail. How pathetic that I had to wait for a train to cross along Regent Ave today, just like I end up waiting at train crossings around the city because this is a town of 20,000 right, so who would expect underpasses here??? This city is in such bad shape...
Lone Wolf

Winnipeg, Canada

#13 Oct 23, 2013
Toronto: Area 240 sq. mi. Pop. 2,615,000
Winnipeg: Area 179 sq. mi. Pop. 664,000

Figures for cities, not metropolitan areas as of 2011

Since: Sep 13

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#14 Oct 24, 2013
Oh, but let's keep approving more new sub-divisions...part of the problem is the amount of industrial land and wasted land within the city. There are many areas that should be re-zoned, and some businesses like the mushroom farm should be moved to outside the city limits (freakin' stinks)
Dream On

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 Oct 24, 2013
And where does all the $$$$ come from all these fantacies of yours? Thank the provincial/federal governments for urban sprawl by over immigration and over development. When 10,000 to 16,000 enter the province each year it has impact on where they come to live. How can city or provincial governments improve downtown while the edges of Winnipeg are full of new homes and every small town an hour away are doing the same? There is alo NO WAY they will stop it. It impacts employment and economy positively.

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#16 Oct 24, 2013
Offer businesses tax incentives, for starters.

If the massive area between Mission, Marion and Archibald was expropriated, the tax revenue from the number of homes that would replace the wasteland, would make more money than what the city currently takes in.
Lone Wolf

Winnipeg, Canada

#17 Oct 25, 2013
I'm sick of subsidizing roads, transit and sewers to and in new developments while the cental part of the city and even the inner suburbs slowly crumble.

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#18 Oct 26, 2013
Exactly; we need to use the land in the older parts.
Jenny Two Shirts

Winnipeg, Canada

#21 Oct 27, 2013
Andy wrote:
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How can this city ever prosper when it is made up of 50% Indians who have never worked a day in their lives.
And we are working to make it higher flabby. Pay your taxes so we don't lose our standard of living. We'll sue if you don't.
Jonnys now Jenny

Toronto, Canada

#22 Oct 27, 2013
Jenny Two Shirts wrote:
<quoted text> And we are working to make it higher flabby. Pay your taxes so we don't lose our standard of living. We'll sue if you don't.
Our tax dollars paying for your sex-change operations too now, eh?
Jenny Two Shirts

Winnipeg, Canada

#23 Oct 27, 2013
Jonnys now Jenny wrote:
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Our tax dollars paying for your sex-change operations too now, eh?
Jonny is my brudder DUH!!!

Since: Dec 11

Winnipeg, Canada

#25 Oct 29, 2013
Jenny Two Shirts wrote:
<quoted text> And we are working to make it higher flabby. Pay your taxes so we don't lose our standard of living. We'll sue if you don't.
I'm amazed!
An indian who's not only able to recognize the facts, but willing to admit it too.
Now I really have seen everything.

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