Tuesday, April 5, 2011

HOW WINNIPEG HAS CHANGED SINCE 1994...



























Morris Lukowich Photo courtesy of Katie Turner @ http://www.metronews.ca/winnipeg/local/article/822710--morris-lukowich-jets-legend-looks-for-team-s-rebirth

Currency:

The Canadian Dollar (Loonie) bottomed out at around $.62 in 1998...today, it is at $1.0372.

Population:

1994: 676,000

2010: 750,000

Average household income:

1994: $43,000 (Canadian average $49,000)

2010: $72,000 (Canadian average $70,500)

Unemployment rate:

1994: 10.4% (Canadian average 9.5%)

2010: 4.9% (Canadian average 8.1%) (best in Canada)

Total employment:

1994: 318,000

2010: 425,000

Average house value:

1994: $84,000 (Canadian average $158,000)

2009: $227,000 (Canadian average $340,000)

Total value of building permits issued:

1994: $300-million

2009: $1.1-billion

Housing starts:

1994: 972

2010: 3,200

Retail sales:

1994: $4.3-billion

2010: $9.8-billion

GDP per capita:

1994: $21,100 (Canada $26,700)

2009: $37,500 (Canada $39,000)

Personal disposable income per capita:

1994: $17,700

2010: $29,900

Difference:

+170% increase

NHL average ticket Prices:

1994: $34

2010: $49

Difference:

+140% increase

Corporate head offices, companies of all sizes:

Edmonton: 157

Winnipeg: 129

Ottawa: 101

Corporate head offices, total employment:

Winnipeg: 6,890

Ottawa: 4,667

Edmonton: 3,428

Canada's 800 largest corporations:

Winnipeg: 32 plus three 3 subsidiaries = 35

Edmonton: 25 plus one subsidiary = 26

Quebec City: 16 plus two subsidiaries = 18

Ottawa: 15 plus one subsidiary = 16

Courtesy of  http://www.theglobeandmail.com
(Thanks to  http://twitter.com/jbird_1)

Oh yeah...and Lukowich has changed a bit too...looking good with a little more salt than pepper!

Winnipeg has great potential with David Thomson and TNSE waiting patiently for the NHL to bite.

...and of course, there is the MTS Centre:






















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