MDB Insight Blog

Real-time LMI with Vicinity Jobs

Having real-time labour market information (LMI) enables communities to better market their strengths, attract new businesses while supporting existing ones, and also help to develop a more resilient

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5 Key Trends in Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce and economic development professionals must be able to anticipate changes in hiring and employment patterns in order to make strategic decisions for their communities. That's why it’s

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How to Build a Workforce Development Strategy for Your Community

Successful workforce development requires reliable, real-time labour market information. Here’s how you can build successful strategies for your community.

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(R)evolution in Labour Market Information – Real-Time Data Matters!

Early adopters of new ideas are often seen as risk takers, and not always rewarded for their belief in the potential of something new. In the realm of economic and workforce development, where the

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Post-COVID Future of The Tourism Workforce

Tourism HR Canada recently partnered with MDB Insight to take an in-depth look at the systemic issues facing the tourism sector’s labour force and the effect of COVID-19. We examined several key

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Tourism Development and Market Research on Quinte West RTO9

Tourism is one of the most important economic drivers in our country -- and highly impacted sectors due to pandemic travel restrictions, labour shortages, and other challenges. Tourism supports our

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2021 CANADIAN TOURISM AWARDS by the TIAC

Canada’s tourism sector has been impacted by the pandemic like no other. With the resiliency and resolve of our regional tourism operators, this sector will once again evolve from surviving to

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Schaun Goodeve Joins the MDB Insight Team

We are pleased to welcome Schaun Goodeve, MES. MCIP, RPP, to the MDB Insight team as a Consultant.

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Meet Natasha Apollonova

MDB Insight recently welcomed Natasha Apollonova, Research Analyst,  to our team. Natasha will be working from our Toronto office when protocols allow. It's unusual to welcome a new team member

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Reimagine the Canals as a Great Community Revitalization Project

Several communities in New York State along the old Erie Canal system have been working on community revitalization along the more than 350 miles of the former industrial shipping channel. 

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How to Develop an Economic Development Strategy: Follow Maine’s Lead

Strategic planning for economic development is not a new thing. But for many smaller communities it hasn’t been a huge priority until recent years. So where do you start with creating a strategic

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Alaska Tourism Economy: Promoting Local Tourism, Looking to the Future

As with many places in the world, tourism is a critical part of Alaska’s economy. The state is a popular tourist destination, and up to one third of visitors to the state are returning visitors who

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