5 on Friday – The Future 100

5 on Friday – The Future 100

By Aileen MurrayBlog

 March 3, 2017 Wayne Gretzky famously stated that he didn’t skate to where the puck was but to where it was going to be. This week we’re looking at future trends and five themes to help businesses and economic developers determine where the puck is going.J Walter Thompson Intelligence produces The Future 100, an annual report on consumer trends … Read More

5 on Friday – Buy Local Programs

5 on Friday – Buy Local Programs

By Aileen MurrayBlog

 February 24, 2017Today we feature five links and resources for Buy Local programs.  These programs are focused on keeping local dollars in the local economy.The benefits from supporting local businesses are significant. More revenue goes back into the local economy with local businesses. Local business typically buy more goods locally further strengthening the local economic base. They … Read More

5 on Friday – EDCO

5 on Friday – EDCO

By Aileen MurrayBlog

 February 17, 2017Today we discuss five takeaways from the 2017 Economic Developers Council of Ontario Conference including the impact of the Trump Administration on the global economy, an economic development website primer, the economic impact of local food and the evolution of the economic development profession.   http://5 on Friday EDCO from Aileen Murray on Vimeo.