The 199-page report, compiled by Manitoba’s Treasury Board Secretariat, was released to point out the following reasons:

• The Manitoban economy cannot flourish without private sector capital being invested in residential, commercial and industrial development: – Represents $5.1B of investment a year, or around 7% of GDP – This represents over 24,000 jobs in Manitoba – Creates the infrastructure to become homes, workplaces and industrial engines for the future

• Private sector construction plays a significant role in creating jobs, building communities and places to work and contributing to our overall economic prosperity

• It also creates a robust and stable tax base, enabling governments to have the financial stability to deliver important front line services.

The portions of the report relating just to Manitoba Hydro can be downloaded by clicking here