5 on Friday – IEDC

5 on Friday – IEDC

By Aileen MurrayBlog

 Feb, 10, 2017Today we discuss five takeaways from the 2017 International Economic Developers Council Leadership Summit including the latest discussions on talent attraction, the gig economy, economic development program funding, technology’s impact on the global economy and a changed focus on entrepreneurship.   5 on Friday – February 10th from Aileen Murray on Vimeo.

5 on Friday – Public Engagement

5 on Friday – Public Engagement

By Aileen MurrayBlog

 January 27, 2017Today we’re going to look at five different takes on public engagement from around the world. International Association of Public Participation – Public Participation Spectrum A model to define the goals of the exercise from informing through consulting, involving, collaboration to empowering. http://iap2canada.ca/page-1020549 The Death of Planning ExpertiseA discussion about balancing anecdotal information with the expertise … Read More

Charting your career path in economic development

Charting your career path in economic development

By Aileen MurrayBlog

I was happy to be asked to expand on my recent talk with the University of Waterloo Economic Development Program’s Year 3 Course on career paths and mentorship in economic development. My message: economic development touches a broad range of areas and allows you to build skills that can be applied in many disciplines and professions. … Read More