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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.

Schaun has a "roll up your sleeves" work ethic for accomplishing big picture strategic thinking. He has more than 16 years of proven international and domestic economic development management experience specializing in rural community development, planning, and tourism. He has created a strong customer services delivery attitude as a former senior municipal manager. This has facilitated transactions for commercial, retail, light industrial and mixed-use projects.

Schaun is an active volunteer and community minded leader: past Director of the Economic Developers of Alberta, past Chair of the Greater Edmonton Economic Development Team, Past President Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Past Director and Chair of Tourism Kimberley (DMO) and Founding Chair Kimberley Downtown Business Association to name a few. In 2017 he was named Economic Developer of the Year by Economic Developers Alberta.

Schaun will start working on projects immediately. His arrival continues our practice of hiring individuals with practical industry experience. Schaun is rare in that he has achieved his Registered Professional Planner designation but utilizes it in an economic-development-first context. He has managed projects from concept to site selection, planning processes to saleable assets and led organizational change in eliminating bureaucracy resulting in attracting new investment and improved services and streamlined process to retain and grow existing businesses.

“I'm delighted to be joining MDB Insight's national team at a time when  economic recovery efforts are moving ahead fully," says Schaun. "I have worked with this team in the past, as a client and as a consulting partner, and I know how invested they are in the wellness and success of communities".

Schaun has worked extensively in regional environments, and will bring this expertise to projects featuring shared community planning and municipal collaboration. He played a key role in establishing Edmonton Global, a regional collaborative economic development organization, ensuring that varied municipal interests were addressed during the formation of the new entity.

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