5 on Friday: Music and Economic Development

5 on Friday: Music and Economic Development

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  July 27, 2018 This week we’re looking at music and economic development. A study from Music Canada in 2013 reported that live music companies generated $628 million in revenue and $144 million annually. The total economic impact of live music to Ontario’s economy is $1.2 billion including 10,500 full time equivalent jobs plus an … Read More

Five on Friday: Diversity

Five on Friday: Diversity

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  July 6, 2018 This week we’re looking at diversity. Many communities are reporting challenges with finding and keeping the workers their businesses need. At the same time, there are portions of our workforce that are unemployed or underemployed. Our role as economic developers needs to include ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce that includes … Read More

5 on Friday: Street Art

5 on Friday: Street Art

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  June 29, 2018 This week’s 5 on Friday looks at street art and its role in economic development, tourism and community building.   5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo.     5 links on street art Wynwood Walls, Miami –  This former warehousing and manufacturing area has been transformed through the introduction of street … Read More