5 on Friday: Beer, Wine and Cider

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  August 18, 2017   5 resources: the economics of beer, wine and cider.   5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo.   Five Resources on the Economics of Beer, Wine and Cider Beer Industry Boosts The Canadian Economy –  a 2013 study from Conference Board of CanadaThe beer economy in Canada is much larger than the … Read More

5 on Friday – Economic Development Case Studies

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  August 11, 2017   5 economic development case study resources. I’m a huge fan of case studies. They allow you to learn from other’s experiences, see a fresh new approach to economic development and identify principles or best practices that would benefit your community.   5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo.     … Read More

5 on Friday: Downtown Best Practice

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  August 5, 2017   5 lessons in downtown economic development best practices including performance measures, hands on ideas, heritage and reporting back to the public.   5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. Five Downtown Economic Development Best Practices The Value of Investing in Downtowns – an article from the Canadian Urban Institute. It describes downtowns as “small … Read More

5 on Friday – Lessons from Halifax

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  July 28, 2017   5 Lessons in economic development from Halifax. I’ve just returned from a short trip to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. While I was there I saw a number of notable economic development initiatives and trends that could be applied to communities across the Country 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on … Read More

5 on Friday: Economic Development Pioneers

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  July 21, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday is from our archives while I enjoy a little R & R. This post features five leaders in the world of economic development. These are individuals who have fundamentally changed the way we address or consider economic development. 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. Five  Economic … Read More

5 on Friday – Food Processing

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  July 14, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at 5 food processing resources for economic developers from food trends, food processing competitiveness, Ontario’s value proposition for food processors and facts and figures on food processing in Canada. 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. Five food processing resources for economic developers The Future of Food … Read More

5 on Friday – Performance Measures that Matter

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  July 7, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at 5 resources on establishing performance measures that matter. 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. Five resources on performance measures that matter Measure what Matters Organization – The Measure What Matters organization is advocating for an alignment of social, economic and environment measures for corporate, national … Read More

5 on Friday – Libraries and Economic Development

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  June 30, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at 5 resources to help document the economic impact of libraries and provide inspiration for programs you can implement in your community to further expand your library’s contribution to the local economy. 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. Five resources on the economic impact of libraries Robots will … Read More

5 on Friday – Robotics and the Workplace

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  June 23, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at 5 resources on the implication of robotics and the workforce. We’re getting mixed message on the implications of the continued adoption of automation and robotics in the workforce. Today we’re looking at the good, the bad and the ugly predictions of the implications for … Read More

5 on Friday: Communities addressing the sharing economy

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  June 16, 2017   Today’s 5 on Friday looks at resources on how communities are responding to the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy. Companies such as Uber and Airbnb have transformed the way we are doing business. Some communities like Innisfil are finding new ways to serve their community via sharing services … Read More