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Important notice to our Members and stakeholders: 

Information sharing was identified as a strategic priority for EDCO in 2019.  We aim to provide our members with current and relevant resources and information. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding while our Resource Library undergoes a transformation. 
Effective March 8, 2019, the availability of resources is temporarily limited and some links may not be in working order.

If there are specific topics or resources that you feel should be included in our resource and information offering,
please email Stephanie Crilly, Economic Development Project Coordinator.

Reports and Whitepapers

2017 Global aerospace and defense sector outlook - Deloitte 

2016 Scoring Canadian Tech Talent: Influencing Innovation, Economic and Real Estate Growth in 10 Canadian Markets - CBRE

Alternative Investments 2020: The Future of Capital for Entrepreneurs and SMEs - World Economic Forum

Framework for a Smart Toronto: A Call for Collaborative Action - ARUP & Toronto Region Board of Trade

A Data Driven Approach to Identifying  Vulnerable Plants - Sami Issa, Elias Dermentzis, Filip Borovsky, and Mengxin Qiu

A Fact-Finder's Guide to Local & Regional Data: How To Find National Statistics - Rural Ontario Institute

A New Standard: Achieving Data Excellence in Economic Development - Executive Summary

Adopting Our Advantage: Supporting a Thriving Health Science Sector in Ontario - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System -Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Building Better: Setting up the Next Ontario Long-Term Infrastructure Plan for Success - Ontario Chamber of Commerce 

Building the Foundation: EDO's and Philanthropies as Partners - IEDC

Building the Future: A Report on the 2016 Rural Ontario Summit - OMAFRA

Canada's Services Trade with the World - Library of Parliament 

Destination Export: The Small Business Export Landscape - Federation of Small Business UK

Digital Talent: Road to 2020 and BeyondInformation and Communications Technology Council

Diverse, Engaged and Precariously Employed: An In-Depth Look at Young Workers in Canada - Canadian Labour Congress

Diving Without a Parachute: Young Canadians Versus a Precarious Economy - Canadian Labour Congress

Driving a Prosperous Future: Economic Analysis of the Lasting Impact of Ontario Universities - Council of Ontario Universities 

Entrepreneurial Communities: Canada's top places to start and grow businesses 2016 - Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Focus on Rural Ontario: 2016 Fact Sheet Series - Rural Ontario Institute 

Gentrification and Residential Mobility in Philadelphia - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Global Location Trends: 2017 Annual Report - IBM

Inspiring Unfettered Innovation - Information and Communications Technology Council

Investment Intentions of Canadian Entrepreneurs: An Outlook for 2017 - BDC

Make it Happen: Canadian Manufacturing Outlook 2016 - KPMG

Manufacturers' Outlook 2017: Growth 4.0 - PLANT Advancing Canadian Manufacturing

Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy - How Emerging Technologies Are Changing the Risk Landscape - World Economic Forum

Municipal Public Wi-Fi: A Sound Investment? - Eastern Ontario Regional Network

Navigating Legacy: Charting the Course to Business Value, 2016-2017 Global CIO Survey - Deloitte University Press

Ontario's Tourism Action Plan

Ontario's Global Trade Strategy: Seizing Global Opportunities - Ministry of International Trade

Placemaking:  Value and the Public Realm - CBRE

Reducing Business Burdens: Great Ideas from Five Innovative Ontario Municipalities - AMO & Michael Fenn

Remaking Economic Development: The Markets and Civics of Continuous Support and Prosperity -The Brookings Institution

Retooling Metropolis: How Social Media, Markets, and Regulatory Innovation Can Make America's Cities More Livable - Manhattan Institute for Policy Research 

Reports and Whitepapers 

Rural Business Succession: Innovation Opportunities to Revitalize Local Communities - Rural Ontario Institute

Rural Community Engagement Report - Ryan Lipcsei, Brittany Bruce & Tara Vinodrai 

Seizing the Moment: Budget 2017 Recommendations From Canada's Local Order of Government - Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Science, Technology & Innovation: Canada's competitive advantages - Invest in Canada

State of the Cities 2016 - National League of Cities

State of Rural Canada 2015 - Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation  

Talent Wars: What People Look For in Jobs and Locations - DCI Q Report

The Business of Disruption - CMA Customer Experience Council

The Divergent Preferences of Travel Media: US vs. Canada - Development Counsellors International

The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 - World Economic Forum

The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 - World Economic Forum 

The Long Term Decline of Prime-Age Male Labour Force Participation - Executive Office of the President of the United States, Council of Economic Advisers

The Talent Imperative in a Global Context - Information and Communications Technology Council 

Think Canada: July 2017 - Global Affairs Canada

Tour by Bike: Ontario's Cycling Tourism Plan - Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Venture Pulse Q3 2017: Global analysis of venture funding - KPMG Enterprise

Annual Conference 2019 Student Papers

The papers below are from students from the Local Economic Development Class within Seneca College’s Public Administration Diploma Program. Eleven students took part in the Future Ready session, led numerous table sessions based on pressing issues facing the Economic Development profession, and explored these issues further through the attached papers.

Bridging the Baby Boom and Millenial Mishaps: An Evaluation of Demographic Trends, Challenges, Solutions, and Policies - Elsie Chan-Tsiap-Siong

Technology: The Issue of Broadband - Cristina Gallè

Demographics Impact on Local Economic Development - Nathalia Headley

Canada Becoming a Leader of Technological Advancements: Discussing Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Technological Hubs - Mushgan Joian

Environment and Economic Development in Ontario Municipalities - Bolaji Komolafe

Challenges of the Changing Workforce for Economic Development - Joanne Lowe

The Effects of Governance on Economic Development in Indigenous Communities - Hanan Murji

Immigration – The Future of Economic Development in Canada - Chris Murray

Recognising and Addressing Upcoming Challenges and Trends in the Labor Market - Rumali Perera

The Economy, Big Data, and Rural Municipalities - Anup Persaud

Future Ready Funding for Economic Development - Shelley Savill

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