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NEW!! Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), has launched a new labour market resource designed to support Canadian manufacturers, with funding support from the Government of Canada‚Äôs Sectoral Initiatives Program.


Conference 2016 Presentations

Community Success in the New Economy: Dr Dave Ivan - Director, Greening Michigan Institute, State Program Leader, Michigan State University

What Works for Regional Collaboration? Lessons from Canada and the United States - Paul Paker, Tara Vinodrai, Ryan Lipcsei - School of Environment, Enterprise and Development - University of Waterloo 

The Role of Natural Gas in Attracting and Retaining Business - Jim Redford, Sarah Van Der Paelt, Jennifer Burnham - Union Gas

The KPI Bad Habits at the Root of All Your Struggles - Louise Watson - Adura Strategy 

A View from the Lower 48: US Executive Perception of Canada's Business Climate - Julie Curtin - Development Counsellors International 

Embracing Local Food Opportunities - Barb Shopland - Georgian College, Philly Markowitz - Grey County, Dan Borowec - Northumberland County, Becky Breedon - Simcoe County 

Recruiting Tourism Projects - Roger Brooks, Roger Brooks International

EDCO Town Hall - Under 100,000

EDCO Town Hall - Over 100,000

Starting a Startup Community- What does it take to become a successful startup community? Sean Wise - Start-Up Communities

Reports and Whitepapers

2017 Global aerospace and defense sector outlook - Deloitte 

2016 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent: Influencing Innovation, Economic and Real Estate Growth in 10 Canadian Markets - CBRE

Alternative Investments 2020: The Future of Capital for Entrepreneurs and SMEs - World Economic Forum

A Data Driven Approach to Identifying  Vulnerable Plants - Sami Issa, Elias Dermentzis, Filip Borovsky, and Mengxin Qiu

A Fact-Finder's Guide to Local & Regional Data: How To Find National Statistics - Rural Ontario Institute

A New Standard: Achieving Data Excellence in Economic Development - Executive Summary

Adopting Our Advantage: Supporting a Thriving Health Science Sector in Ontario - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System -Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Building the Foundation: EDO's and Philanthropies as Partners - IEDC

Canada's Services Trade with the World - Library of Parliament 

Destination Export: The Small Business Export Landscape - Federation of Small Business UK

Digital Talent: Road to 2020 and BeyondInformation and Communications Technology Council

Diverse, Engaged and Precariously Employed: An In-Depth Look at Young Workers in Canada - Canadian Labour Congress

Diving Without a Parachute: Young Canadians Versus a Precarious Economy - Canadian Labour Congress

Entrepreneurial Communities: Canada's top places to start and grow businesses 2016 - Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Gentrification and Residential Mobility in Philadelphia - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Inspiring Unfettered Innovation - Information and Communications Technology Council

Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2017 - BDC

Make it Happen: Canadian Manufacturing Outlook 2016 - KPMG

Manufacturers' Outlook 2017: Growth 4.0 - PLANT Advancing Canadian Manufacturing

Municipal Public Wi-Fi: A Sound Investment? - Eastern Ontario Regional Network

Ontario's Tourism Action Plan

Remaking Economic Development: The Markets and Civics of Continuous Support and Prosperity -The Brookings Institution

Retooling Metropolis: How Social Media, Markets, and Regulatory Innovation Can Make America's Cities More Livable - Manhattan Institute for Policy Research 

Rural Community Engagement Report - Ryan Lipcsei, Brittany Bruce & Tara Vinodrai 

Seizing the Moment: Budget 2017 Recommendations From Canada's Local Order of Government - Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Science, Technology & Innovation: Canada's competitive advantages - Invest in Canada

State of the Cities 2016 - National League of Cities

State of Rural Canada 2015 - Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation  

The Business of Disruption - CMA Customer Experience Council

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 - World Economic Forum

The Long Term Decline of Prime-Age Male Labour Force Participation - Executive Office of the President of the United States, Council of Economic Advisers

The Talent Imperative in a Global Context - Information and Communications Technology Council 

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