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Brandon has the highest pre-tax net income for both the small and large manufacturing firms. A talented, well-educated and productive labour force, low utility costs and lower than average start-up costs contribute to the cost advantages of operating a manufacturing plant in Brandon. Overall competitiveness is measured by comparing internal rates of return and other factors. The following charts illustrate the combined effect of taxes and costs on the internal rates of return for the representative small and larger manufacturing corporations in the selected jurisdictions for 2015.

 

  Pre tax net Income Sm Manufacturing Comp

Source: Manitoba Finance 2015

 

 Pre tax net Income Lg Manufacturing Comp1

 Source: Manitoba Finance 2015

 

Internal Rate of Return Sm Manufacturing1

Source: Manitoba Finance 2015

 

Internal Rate of Return Lg Manufacturing1

Source: Manitoba Finance 2015

 

Effective Tax Rates SmManufacturing1

Source: Manitoba Finance 2015

 

Effective Tax Rates Lg Manufacturing1

Source: Manitoba Finance 2015

 

Canadian Urban Comparison of Operating Costs       
  Brandon Truro      Belleville    Red Deer     Grande Prairie Prince Albert Regina     
Rank out of 34 Canadian cities surveyed by KMPG 12 4 9 21 27 22 29
               
Salary and Wages 4,599 4,415 4,776 4,870 4,985 4,800 4,818
Statutory Plan 362 274 380 267 270 277 277
Other Benefits 1,120 1,182 1,183 1,232 1,261 1,211 1,216
Total Labour 6,081 5,771 6,339 6,369 6,516 6,288 6,311
               
Facility lease 276 261 215 316 295 257 448
               
Surface Freight 1005 976 682 894 930 1057 1004
Air Freight 190 163 149 180 188 197 192
Total Transportation 1195 1139 831 1074 1118 1254 1196
               
Electricity 79 166 181 150 168 142 142
Gas 33 90 41 24 24 35 35
Total Utilities 112 256 222 174 192 178 178
               
Total Operating Costs 7,664 7,427 7,607 7,933 8,121 7,977 8,133

 

*From the 2016 www.competitivealternatives.com study - cities were chosen as comparable locations to Brandon in terms of population and or geography. The cities above represent a comparable cross-section of cities from across Canada; some in terms of population and some in terms of geography: the table uses one city from Atlantic Canada, one city from Ontario, two from Saskatchewan, and two from Alberta.

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410-9th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
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