Business View Magazine | July 2019

283 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2019 Springfield, Manitoba LOVING THE LIFE Rural Municipality of W elcome to the Rural Municipality (RM) of Springfield, Manitoba. Boasting beautiful vistas, small town charm, attractive tax structures, and proximity to Winnipeg, it’s no wonder this multifaceted community is the fastest growing municipality in the province’s Capital region. Residents and visitors, alike, enjoy the wide open spaces in Cooks Creek and Hazelridge, the warm hospitality of Anola and Dugald, and Oakbank’s urban atmosphere. With snowmobile and horse trails, a world class provincial park, summer festivals, and museums, Springfield is the perfect four-season place for family, for business, and simply for loving life. RM of Springfield Mayor, Tiffany Fell, is a champion of her community and knows it well. She reports, “We have just over 15,000 residents and a number of towns within our municipality; the Town of Oakbank has the largest urban population with about 4,500 people. We are considered a bedroom community of Winnipeg, the largest metro area in Manitoba. While people do stay in the RM and work, a great many commute to Winnipeg and some to the smaller city of Steinbach. We have a big agricultural base, large deposits of sand and gravel aggregates, and a very large industrial park that borders up along Winnipeg on the west side of our municipality. The park hosts car parts stores, recycling, chemical processing – a large and diverse mix of businesses, but no retail.”