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Snowmobiling Contributes $300M Annually To Manitoba Economy

You’d be surprised at just how much of an impact snowmobiles have on the provincial economy here in Manitoba.

 

At a recent meeting on the Northern Manitoba Snowmobile Tourism strategy, Travel Manitoba’s Al McLauchlan shared a story about just how much money can be brought into our region.

 

 

A 2013 Snoman economic impact study found that snowmobiling has a $300M impact on the Manitoba economy annually, supports over 900 jobs and results in $37M for all levels of government in taxes collected.

 

During the presentation, Laura Finlay from Community Futures North Central Development explained why the focus is on snowmobiles and those who ride them.

 

 

The Northern Manitoba Snowmobile Tourism strategy was developed last November during a summit held in Snow Lake.

 

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