5 on Friday: Culinary Tourism

5 on Friday: Culinary Tourism

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  November 17, 2017   Earlier this week the Hon. Bardish Chagger, Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Tourism, announced Canada is embarking on a National Culinary Tourism Strategy. Culinary tourism is a large contributor to our economy. International travellers spend $3.56 billion  in food and beverages. Canada’s food service industry generates $75 million annually and … Read More

5 on Friday: Climate Change

5 on Friday: Climate Change

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  November 10, 2017   Part of an economic developer’s role is to understand how global changes could impact the local economy and so this week we’re going to look at climate change and the economic impacts. The David Suzuki Foundation says “climate change occurs when long-term weather patterns are altered — for example, through human … Read More

5 on Friday: Downtown Challenges

5 on Friday: Downtown Challenges

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  November 3, 2017   Beyond the typical downtown development programs and activities, some downtowns have specific barriers and needs. Today we’re looking at 5 resources for downtowns with special challenges. . 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. 5  Resources for Downtown Challenges When a highway runs through it – This report from the State … Read More