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

5 on Friday: Economic development goes to the movies

5 on Friday: Economic development goes to the movies

By Aileen MurrayBlog

March 30, 2018 Economic development can have all the intrigue and plot twists of a major movie and this week I thought I’d share five examples of economic development in the movies. These movies highlight the ridiculous, the serious and the very funny aspects of working to support the economy and the large scale and … Read More

5 on Friday: Experiential Tourism

5 on Friday: Experiential Tourism

By Aileen MurrayBlog

March 23, 2018 I’ve just returned from the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation Annual Conference this week and one of the highlights of the conference were two presentations by Celes Davar. He defines experiential tourism as “creating experiences that engage visitors in a series of memorable activities, revealed over a period of time,that are inherently  personal, engage the senses, … Read More