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Posted Saturday, March 03, 2018

Painter By: William Nedds, Analyst, Camoin Associates
Email: william@camoinassociates.com
This article first appeared in Camoin Associates ’ Economic Development Navigator.
The rise of automation and its potential disruption of the global economy is largely considered to be a given. The growing trend of jobs facing irrelevancy at the hands of hardware integrated with software spans numerous industries, from fast food to finance to manufacturing....

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Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018

Councillor Vincent Crisanti -Ward 1 North Etobicoke Business Roundtables: Collaborative BR+E in Toronto
According to Tony Robbins, "identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions".  Business Roundtable events are essential within our community to ensure that problems are found and our collective power and energy are put towards finding solutions.  The primary objective is to share and promote programs and services provided by the City and its partners while also providing a forum for local politicians...

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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, February 13, 2017

York Region EcosystemBy Lucas Chang
The phrase “it takes a village to raise an entrepreneur” refers to the importance of having public, private, and educational institutions support entrepreneurs as they ideate, plan, launch, and scale their businesses.  While it’s not impossible to do it alone, it’s much easier to start a business within a supportive ecosystem.
This article will explore how York Region’s ecosystem evolution and its success in supporting...

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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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