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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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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

Performance Measurement ProcessBy Louise Watson, Adura Strategy
Municipalities and economic development commissions are experiencing increasing pressure to show not just what your organizations are doing, but the impact of your work. However, the government sector often struggles to find the meaningful measures you need and can become frustrated with the time and money being wasted trying to develop better measures.
Would you believe me if I told you that your struggles are likely caused by bad habits...

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