"The Manitoba Works Capital Incentive Program encourages businesses to invest and expand in our province by creating a competitive tax environment to help diversify Manitoba’s economy,” said Eichler. “We select projects like Vermillion Growers’ new greenhouse that focus on economic development and long-term job creation and substantially improve property values. Our investment in the Parkland region will create jobs and encourage further economic development in the area".
Vermillion Growers has started construction of the first large-scale greenhouse in Manitoba. The high-tech hydroponic commercial greenhouse development in Dauphin will be designed for vegetable production, consisting initially of tomatoes with plans to expand to a wide range of produce. Phase One of the project is a 10-acre facility, with plans to expand to 60 acres after five years of production. Vermillion Growers plans to plant its first crop in early 2021.