5 on Friday: Millennials

5 on Friday: Millennials

By Aileen MurrayBlog

April 20, 2018 This week’s post looks at the role of millennials in the economy and workforce development. Millennials were born between 1980 and 2000. They are entering their prime employment years just as baby boomers are starting to retire out of the workforce. We’re hearing more and more reports of businesses having challenges in … Read More

5 on Friday: Cannabis

5 on Friday: Cannabis

By Aileen MurrayBlog

April 13, 2018 This week’s post looks at the economic development opportunities surrounding the legalization of cannabis in Canada later this year. From retail sales, cultivation, education and research, here are five takes on the economic potential of cannabis.   5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo.   5 articles on the economic opportunities in … Read More

5 on Friday: Economic development in alleys

5 on Friday: Economic development in alleys

By Aileen MurrayBlog

April 6, 2018 Alleys are often an underutilized asset in downtowns. Investing in alleys contributes to the quality of public space, increased walkability, health and image of the city, a safer environment for people, opportunities for pop up shops and micro businesses and a canvas for public art. Here’s five resources on economic development and … Read More