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Posted Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ed Is It Is Time For A Set Of Advertising Ethics In Economic Development? By Edward Burghard
Professional ethics are as important to sustainable success as personal ethics.  The establishment of an accepted code of ethics coupled with vigilant self-policing helps secure the reputation and trustworthiness of both the profession and its practicing members. 
The concept of ethics can be simply described as doing the right thing.  But, sometimes the “right...

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Posted Monday, January 02, 2017

1 2 3 stepsBy Alec Hay, Paul Dowsett, and Donald Peckover
At Rethink Sustainability Initiatives’ leadership exchange,   The New Leadership Opportunity – in an Uncertain Future , held at The UofT Faculty Club in mid 2016, over 125 senior leaders from over 20 industries explored key challenges impacting our environment and society – and solutions that can be implemented today. To accelerate the conversation, it was ignited by a multi-disciplined group of speakers...

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Posted Monday, January 02, 2017

Councillor Michael Thompson by City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee
Sydney, Nova Scotia – September 2016 – At the Association of Municipal Administrators (Nova Scotia) in Wolfville, senior municipal leaders from Nova Scotia explored opportunities to innovate in challenging fiscal times.  City of Toronto Councillor Michael Thompson, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, presented the importance of arts and culture...

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Posted Monday, September 19, 2016

Dr. Chad M. Kimmel  and Dr. Joel Schoening
The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Approach to downtown revitalization has been used in thousands of communities across the country.  This research builds on existing research analyzing the Main Street strategy by exploring programs in Pennsylvania, one of the first states to employ the strategy and where the program has been used extensively. Using original survey and site visit data, this...

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Posted Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Stand out from the crowd.  Be bold and collaborate
Carrie Manchuk
Carrie Manchuk, Manager of the Manufacturing Investment Unit and Investment Ready: Certified Site Program with Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Competition for foreign direct investment (FDI) is fierce. Jurisdictions compete against each other to attract precious new jobs and capital investment; however, there any many things you can do to stand...

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