MDB Insight Blog

Michigan: A Stellar Example of How to Attract Startups

The auto industry restructure in the ‘80s was a massive blow to the Rust Belt, particularly to Michigan and especially to the city of Detroit. But the state has worked hard to reinvent itself since

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Will Your Community Aid Investment in an Affordable Housing Program?

Affordable housing can be a tricky topic to discuss in many communities. Economically, there are some solid arguments for an investment in affordable housing programs. Statistics consistently show

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Will Your Community Support Alternatives to Recycling?

Most North American cities have been collecting recyclable material for many years. The majority of these items were sold to China for reprocessing, to be manufactured into new goods. But in 2017,

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A Unique Approach to Removing Employment Barriers

This week our #WednesdayswithMDBinsight post highlights a recent project that stood out for Trudy Parsons, EVP, and brought success to London area participants.

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Planning for the Unplanned: Focus on What You Can Control

COVID-19 has forced communities worldwide to adapt, pivot, and react quickly over the past several months. It’s undoubtedly been an extremely challenging year, and it's not over yet.

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3 Things an Economic Development Officer Can Do for Local Businesses

Economic Development Officers like you are experts in economic development strategies and resources for the community as a whole and for local businesses; but not everyone will know your purpose. In

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EDA 2020 Is Going to Be a Top-Notch Virtual Conference

Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is once again hosting its annual economic development conference.

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Critical Economic and Workforce Recovery Trends

This week our #WednesdayswithMDBinsight post features Evelyn Paul, Consultant, looking at important trends emerging in economic and workforce development during the pandemic.

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Implications Of COVID-19 On Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This week our #WednesdayswithMDBinsight post features thoughts from Tehseen Rana, Research Analyst, about the entrepreneurial spirit in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Tourism Recovery – Early Days, Priorities

This week our #WednesdayswithMDBinsight post features Senior Consultant, Clark Hoskin, sharing his thoughts about the post-COVID recovery journey for the hard-hit tourism sector.

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Here Are the Tools for Economic Recovery for Your Community

Imagine a suite of tools specifically designed to help your community build a robust strategy for recovery.

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Celebrate Small Business Week 2020 In Your Community

Small Business Week 2020 is coming up on October 19-23.

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