5 on Friday: Community Improvement Plans

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  October 13, 2017   Community Improvement Plans are an area where municipal planners and economic developers can work hand in hand to develop policies and provide incentives targeting specific types of growth and investment. Today I’m sharing 5 interesting applications of Community Improvement Plan policies and promotions. . 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. … Read More

5 on Friday: Economic Development and Churches

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  October 6, 2017   Today I’m sharing five  resources for economic development and churches inspired by a recent visit to Detroit. Churches can be a strong economic development partner in building community spirit, assisting with workforce development for marginalized workers and engaging in community building initiatives. . 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. 5 resources … Read More

5 on Friday: Performance Measures for Super Heroes

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  September 29, 2017   Today I’m sharing five performance measures resources for economic development super heroes.Economic developers are super heroes. They help build businesses, communities and nations and help communities address global economic forces. Performance measures are the economic developer’s superpowers providing accountability and transparency for the community and creating an understanding of the economic … Read More

5 on Friday: IEDC 2017

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  Sept. 15, 2017   Here are some highlights from the 2017 International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference held in Toronto September 17- 20, 2017. There were 1200 delegates from Canada, the US and around the globe. 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo. Five highlights from IEDC 2017   Talent – Workforce development has … Read More

5 on Friday: EDAC 2017

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  Sept. 15, 2017   Here are some highlights from the 2017 Economic Developers’ Association of Canada Annual Conference held in Niagara Falls September 9 – 12, 2017. 5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/234058716. Five highlights from EDAC 2017   Industry 4.0 the 4th industrial revolution – Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief … Read More

5 on Friday: Performance Measures

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  Sept. 7, 2017   I’m on the road this week so today’s 5 on Friday is a revisit of 5 resources on establishing performance measures that matter. I’ll be speaking on Performance Measures at the Ontario East Municipal Conference in Kingston on September 13. Please come and say hello if you’re attending. 5 on … Read More

5 on Friday: Farmers’ markets

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September 1, 2017  5 farmers’ market resources for economic developers.  The end of the summer means the end of the seasonal farmers market in some communities. It’s a good time to take stock of the economic impact of farmers markets. The appear of farmers’ markets is growing. In addition to providing a popular amenity for … Read More

5 on Friday: Lessons from Cleveland

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August 25, 2017   5 economic development lessons from Cleveland.I’ve just returned from a few days in Cleveland, Ohio. While I was there I saw a number of notable economic development initiatives and trends that could be applied to both large and small communities.   5 on Friday -Aileen Murray on Vimeo.   Five Economic Development … Read More

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