The MSMA Region is a Committed and Effective Regional Collaboration of municipalities, dedicated to serving the needs of business to support further development and enhance its limitless potential.

Each municipality recognizes the need to work together to solve issues, and to gain strength from one another, for the long term betterment of the region.

VILLAGE OF DRAKE

The Village of Drake is a small centre with a large footprint.  The Village is home to Drake Meat Processors a significant player in the meat processing industry, and is located less than 15 minutes from one of the largest potash mines in production. With quality educational and recreational facilities, Drake is a great place to call home and raise a family.

Key industries
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Food Processing
  • Commercial Services
  • Trades
Current Business Opportunities
  • Agribusiness
  • Mining Services
  • Tourism & Recreation (hunting, bird watching & fishing)

Operating in the community since 1949, Drake Meats products are available at Federated Co-op stores, Sobeys stores, Loblaws, Costco and many other affiliated and independent retail grocery outlets throughout Saskatchewan.
www.drakemeats.com

CITY OF HUMBOLDT

The City of Humboldt services the MSMA region with city amenities that significantly add to the region’s quality of life.  As a full service community with a growing retail sector, Humboldt is shifting the economy of the region back to a strong local core with a trading area of 30,000.  The city’s second to none education, health and recreation services along with its welcoming reputation has contributed to its growth in recent years.  And with its full range of business services, and available commercial land, Humboldt is ready to serve the needs of new businesses.

Key industries
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
Current Business Opportunities
  • Humboldt Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Policy

“Humboldt’s entrepreneurial ventures far exceed what is expected of a community this size.” SaskBusiness Magazine

“While the booming business sector is attracting people to Humboldt, it is the combination of small town friendliness with big city conveniences that makes them put down roots and stay.”  Fine Lifestyles (Saskatoon) Magazine

Humboldt Uniplex Convention Centre
Humboldt Aquatic Centre (HAC)

VILLAGE OF JANSEN

The Village of Jansen is a strong farming community located in the heart of the MSMA region’s prime agricultural land base.  It’s strategic location along the Yellowhead Highway, in close proximity to two major mining sites, makes it an ideal location for any new development.  Jansen has a very active volunteer base, a range of community event facilities, and is host to numerous annual events.

Key Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
Business Opportunities
  • Village rental accommodations
  • Recreation and tourism
  • Grocery/general store
  • Mining services and supplies
  • Industrial agriculture

The municipality is located alongside Highway #16 (Yellowhead) with the CPR line passing along the south side of the Village parallel to the Yellowhead.

TOWN OF LANIGAN

Lanigan is a major retail and service centre for the MSMA and is a location of regional health and education services. A full service town with great amenities  and a full slate of extracurricular activities makes Lanigan a great place for active families and youth of all ages.

Key Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Retail
  • Commercial services
  • Trades
Business Opportunities:
  • Variety Store

RM OF LEROY

RM of LeRoy is located in the heart of some of Saskatchewan’s most fertile agricultural land. This combined with a quality road and rail network contribute to it’s strong manufacturing industry, and with BHP Billiton Jansen Project currently under construction, the RM is one of the most active areas in the province.  The RM works cooperatively with the Town of LeRoy to build a strong local economy and retain services for the residents of the area.

Key Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Intensive Livestock
  • Agri-related commercial
Business Opportunities
  • Potash Mining services
  • Commercial/Industrial development
  • Regional Park expansion

LeRoy Leisureland is a quiet family getaway nestled among 70 acres of well treed rolling land with a natural running creek, man made sand swimming pool with slide, with a large sand beach surrounding it. A campground, playground, beach volleyball pit, and an amazing nine hole grass green golf course where you have to cross the creek 6 out of 9 holes, is a must see.

TOWN OF LEROY

The Town of Leroy, located in the centre of the RM of LeRoy, is surrounded by excellent agricultural land and important recreation and wildlife habitat resources.  With a population of just under 500, the community has strong educational and recreational facilities.  An active volunteer base was instrumental in achieving the recent construction of a new arena, and LeRoy’s main street is home to a number of successful businesses, including one of the few remaining independent Credit Union’s within the province.

Key Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Specialty agriculture
  • Retail
  • Agriculture equipment manufacturing
Business Opportunities
  • Mining services
  • Commercial agriculture
  • Senior Housing
  • Daycare

Community Spirit is exemplified by the volunteers in the region. LeRoy and area successfully raised over $800,000 through the LeRoy Leisure Lotto. This money supports recreation, culture and educational organizations within the community.

RESORT VILLAGE OF MANITOU BEACH

The Resort Village of Manitou Beach, located on the shores of Little Manitou Lake, is a major tourism destination in Saskatchewan. Visitors from all over the world come to Manitou Beach to experience the legendary healing mineral waters found in Little Manitou Lake. The lake waters are known for their high salinity and resulting buoyancy. The salt levels are such that one can even lie back and read a book while floating in suspension. Home to Canada’s largest indoor mineral spa, Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa, you are able to enjoy the benefits of Little Manitou Lake 12 months of the year.

This growing resort village is also home to Danceland dance hall, a 9-hole golf course, Manitou Regional Park campground, an active arts community, and a drive-in movie theatre.

Key Industries
  • Tourism
  • Arts Community
  • Holistic health community
Business Opportunities
  • Year-around experience tourism
  • Holistic health services
  • Tourism amenities
  • Seniors housing
  • Vacation oriented accommodations
  • Arts and culture

Danceland, known as the “Home of the World Famous Dance Floor Built on Horsehair”, was build in 1928.
Jubilee Drive-In is one of only three drive-in theatres left in Saskatchewan
Little Manitou Lake is also home to North America’s oldest bird sanctuary.

Resort Village of Manitou Beach - Official Community Plan

RM OF MORRIS

The RM of Morris located at the south edge of the MSMA, is an agriculturally diverse area that borders the communities of Watrous and Manitou Beach.  With it’s office operating out of the Village of Young, the RM of Morris manages a number of commercial land developments throughout its land base.

Key Industries
  • Agriculture – grain farming, mixed grain/livestock, intensive livestock production
  • Fruit Production
  • Agriculture-related commercial businesses
Business Opportunities
  • Acreages (country residences)
  • Commercial businesses
  • Tourism and recreation – hunting and fishing

The RM has important recreational and wildlife habitat resources at the Zelma Reservoir, and Little Manitou Lake.
The Canadian National Railway (CNR) mainline passes through the RM.

TOWN OF NOKOMIS

The most southern community within the MSMA region, the Town of Nokomis is a farming community with all the amenities including a K to 8 school and a health centre with a complete range of health care services. A variety of businesses are thriving within the community, including retail outlets, professional services and even a craft beer brewery.  Nokomis is a service centre for the surrounding area, and prepared for growth the community has incentives in place for building a home, buying a business or starting a new business within the community.

Key Industries
  • Health & social service
  • Retail
  • Professional services
  • Agriculture
  • Value-Added Ag
  • Trades
  • Mining
Business Opportunities
  • Housing – Seniors, single rental, multi-family
  • Daycare
  • Value-added agriculture
  • Recreation and tourism – eco-tourism (Last Mountain Lake)

The CN mainline between Winnipeg and Edmonton runs on the south edge of town, and a CPR branch line also serves Nokomis.
Important recreation and wildlife habitat resource at Last Mountain Lake, 30 km southwest of Nokomis, particularly the lake’s National Wildlife Area.

RM OF PRAIRIE ROSE

The RM of Prairie Rose with its excellent agricultural land base, and the major TransCanada Highway #16 (Yellowhead) passing through, is home to significant agricultural commercial developments.  With an cooperative history, the RM works together with the Village of Jansen to build community with a vibrant range of events.

Key Industries
  • Value-Added Ag
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural commercial development
  • Mining
Business Opportunities
  • Potash mine services
  • Country residential acreage development

Pound-Maker was established in 1970 when local area farmers were looking for an alternative market for their grain. A 2,500-head feedlot was constructed to utilize this grain with 50 local area farmers as shareholders. Today it is a fully integrated 26,000-head feedlot and 14 million litre ethanol plant.

TOWN OF WATROUS

Town of Watrous is a full service community with a diverse economy.  Built on an agricultural base, Watrous has evolved to include a strong retail sector, attracting shoppers from neighboring farming communities.  With its education, health and government service amenities, the town is an attractive home for residents of all ages. Watrous supports Manitou Beach with tourism amenities and services that contribute to the area’s appeal to visitors.

Key industries
  • Retail
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture services
  • Potash mining
Business Opportunities
  • Established retail businesses for sale
  • Year-around experience tourism
  • Health and wellness services
  • Tourist amenities

FOR SALE

Health Food Store

The Little Olive Health Market has been operating in the Watrous – Manitou Beach area since 2009.

Located in Watrous this well-established health food store is only five minutes from the healing waters of Manitou Beach which brings in tourists year around to experience the healing waters of Manitou Lake. The store includes living accommodations on site and two one-bedroom fully furnished suites for extra income.  For more information please call The Little Olive Health Market at 1-306-946-3003.

Via Rail’s “Canadian” passes through town, Watrous is a flag stop for the “Canadian”
Watrous and Manitou Beach are major tourism destinations in Saskatchewan. Visitors from all over the world come to Manitou Beach to experience the legendary healing mineral waters found in Little Manitou Lake.
Saskatchewan’s largest GM dealership which attracts buyers from around the province to view their stock of between 700-800 vehicles at any given time.

TOWN OF WATSON

The Town of Watson, located along the CanAm International Highway, has a variety of successful businesses operating in and around the community.  From RV sales and services, organic spices, herbs and seasoning blends, and stainless steel filtration products, the community is home to several successful entrepreneurs.  With its K-12 school, local health care services, and recreational facilities, Watson attracts young families for the quality work opportunities and affordable housing.

Key industries
  • Major retail and service centre
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Trades
Current Business Opportunities
  • Rental Housing
  • Daycare
  • Hardware Store

Watson is located on the intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 6, the CanAm Highway.  The CanAm International Highway begins in La Ronge, SK and travels south to Mexico City, Mexico.

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