STARTING A NEW
In the Rhineland, Plum Coulee, Gretna, Altona (RPGA) region?
You've come to the right place!
Let us assist you through the entire process as you strive for success in your entrepreneurship journey. From business plans, market research, selecting the right location for your business, mentorship and much more.
Through collaborative partnerships SEED strives to stimulate business growth by identifying new business opportunities and supporting entrepreneurs to successfully start, prosper and grow their business in the RPGA (Rhineland, Plum Coulee, Gretna, Altona) region.
"The Tax Incentive Program helped me to make the decision to build in Altona's Industrial Park. Receiving a tax rebate for the first three years of building new, will be a huge help when I need it the most. The SEED Business Grant program helped mitigate some of the risks associated with growing my business. Since receiving the grant, I acquired equipment to grow the operations, added 4 new jobs locally and have been able to better service the needs of the community." Roger Neufeld, Owner, Roger’s Plumbing & Heating
Hiring foreign workers can be complicated and daunting at the best of times. The RNIP made the process clear and navigable for both us as a company and the international hire and their family. Through the program we were able to add a highly skilled employee to our team, and a growing family to our community. Randy Dyck, Human Resources Manager, Elmer’s Manufacturing
“At Prairie Logistics Trucking we have seen wonders happen as we have used the Rural & Immigration Pilot Program. It has helped us to find people for those hard positions to fill, we have expanded our business in a positive way and our productivity and customer service has been top quality.” Rodrigo Bravo, Operations Manager & Owner, Prairie Logistics Trucking
"Through the support and assistance our company has received from Stephanie and the representatives at SEED, we've been able to renovate and expand our location to better serve our clients. We recommend them to current and prospective business owners without hesitation; their presence is a great benefit to the business community in Altona and surrounding area." Bryan Warkentin, Owner, Matrix Financial Services
“I would like to share the excellent experience that FerroSmith had with SEED. The care and attention to detail was amazing and Stephanie helped us through every aspect of the Grant application process. We have since been supported with every aspect of using that grant to further grow our business and venture into new areas and products. The contact with a guiding mentor has been invaluable and enabled us to make sound business decisions and learn from other people’s experiences. We have also made use of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program by hiring a foreign skilled worker. With the help of SEED and Stephanie, the process has gone seamlessly, and our new employee will be arriving to begin work on February 1, 2021. Thank you to SEED for helping our dreams come true.” Ross Hesom, Owner, FerroSmith
The Business Grant from SEED offered important start-up costs related to renovating our space. With funding from SEED we were able to complete our renovation in a timely manner, and to use sustainable and local materials (which often come at a higher price), and to hire professionals to assist with the renovation. Receiving a SEED Business Grant has also facilitated greater community awareness of Altona Yoga. We have had a strange, but a successful first year of business, despite all the hardships during the pandemic. Susie Fisher, Owner, Altona Yoga
118 - 125 Centre Avenue East
Box 894 Altona, Manitoba