Economic Base
Agriculture is the dominant industry in the R.M., with many residents either directly employed in agriculture, or in agricultural businesses and support services. Manufacturing, construction, and retail are other strong economic initiatives in the municipality.
 
With its extensive and well-developed transportation infrastructure that includes the Provincial Highway system, Hanover is an excellent place to start a business. The surrounding highways are all-weather roads capable of handling car and truck traffic with multiple axles. Also these highways link the R.M. of Hanover with major exporting routes to the south, east and west.
 
The Canadian Pacific Railway has a rail line between the RM of Hanover and the RM of Ritchot linking Winnipeg to the United States of America. Harvs Air Service in the Municipality, provides light commuter aircraft traffic and flight training. Three hospitals in the region provide ambulance services and many other essential amenities.
 
Various courier and transport services are available in the area.