The city of Portage la Prairie and the surrounding municipality is a progressive community with an area population of approximately 20,000 inhabitants. Located in south-central Manitoba on the picturesque Assiniboine River, the Portage region is, and always has been, an important transportation centre, dating back to its inception as a fur-trading post. Today, it is connected to the rest of Canada via the Trans-Canada Highway and Yellowhead Highway, with service from both major railroads, a trans-continental bus service, and air through Southport Airport.
It is at this intersection of ideas, agricultural rich lands and world-wide connectivity that the Portage Regional Economic Development office (PRED) operates. We seek to foster economic growth through the diversification of small to medium-sized enterprises and community capacity building.