The Rossburn and District CDC is a non profit organization dedicated to providing leadership and direction needed to assist in attaining goals for the growth and prosperity of our community.
The CDC was established in 1996. The CDC is supported by member municipal governments and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Initiatives.
A variety of services are provided, some examples include:
- Identify, stimulate and implement economic development opportunities to create employment
- Technical and advisory services to new and existing businesses Business Loans Encourage entrepreneurial spirit
- Create opportunities for youth to remain in the community
- Community planning and facilitation
Ilse Ketelsen, Economic Development Officer
Rossburn, MB R0J 1V0
Office Location and Hours
R.M. of Rossburn – 39 Main Street
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
Call or email to schedule an appointment if the above schedule is not convenient for you!
Board of Directors
Shirley Kalyniuk, Mayor Town of Rossburn
Dennis Kaskiw (Vice-Chair) Councillor for the Town of Rossburn
Ashley Mackedenski, Member at large, Town of Rossburn
Kelly Hunter, Member at large, Town of Rossburn
Ed Mychasiw, Reeve for the R.M. of Rossburn
Dallas Miller (Chair) Councillor for the R.M. of Rossburn
Jennifer Budiwski, Member at large, R.M. of Rossburn
Pam Pannagl (Secretary) Member at large, R.M. of Rossburn
Kerry Lawless (Treasurer) (non voting member)
Click on the link that interests you:
Business Planning Guide - Pdf
Financial programs available - Word doc.
CDC Loan application form - Word or Pdf
Economic development is not an easy term to define but it is essentially the process of developing and maintaining suitable economic, social and political environments, in which balanced growth may be realized, increasing wealth of our community.
Economic development is a process. No doubt, the population characteristics, resources and the desires of our residents affect the types of economic activity that will be accepted.
The CDC must monitor all aspects of the environment in order to develop strategies, goals and objectives that will achieve the desired results for the community and region.
The Rossburn and District CDC can provide business loans up to $10,000 designed to turn your dreams of owning a small business into reality.
With the help of the Community Works Loan Program we are playing a direct role in shaping the economic future of Rossburn.
Successful Businesses Don’t Just Happen - Establishing, operating and expanding a business requires careful planning and the funds to put viable ideas into action. Through our extensive range of practical, results orientated services, the CDC can provide the information, professional advice, business knowledge and financing options you need to determine and reach your business goals.
Our Development Team is focused on improving community services, increasing employment opportunities and encouraging population growth and prosperity.
Since 1996 we have approved over 17 applications and have provided over $132,800 in loans to community entrepreneurs.
Please contact the Rossburn and District CDC office if you’d like to discuss a concept, determine feasibility, conduct market research or if you require assistance developing a business plan. CDC’s exist to support community development.