Monthly Archives: January 2007

What’s up with PEI?

This makes 6-7 major announcements in the past couple of months: Ceridian Canada to Establish Centre of Excellence on Prince Edward IslandCeridian Canada, a leading human resources services company, willestablish a centre of excellence on Prince Edward Island to meet … Continue reading

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Atlantic Canada quartet harmonizes for mega-jobs

Finally, some common sense coming out of Alberta on the Atlantic Canada ‘problem’.

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Municipal level economic development

Monctonlandlord asked for my ideas regarding municipalities and their efforts around economic development. This is something that would require some serious thinking but my initial thoughts are below (with special effects for your reading pleasure). Picture the scene: ….Knuckles cracking, … Continue reading

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Time to rethink municipalities

I was given a copy of the City of Moncton’s Vision 2010 Strategic Plan last week and as I flipped through it I started to chuckle. It wasn’t that long ago that municipalities did ‘curb and gutter’ kinds of things. … Continue reading

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Data Center Boom Reaches Smaller Cities

Interesting article yesterday about the growth of data centers. Corporate demand for data centers is likely to remain strong for years to come, and cost issues will lead many companies to build new facilities in smaller markets in the center … Continue reading

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Homework time

Okay, all you faithful bloggers. Time to get you engaged in the process of economic development research. Here’s your research question. How did New Brunswick’s job growth compare to other Atlantic Canadian provinces and the national average from 2000 to … Continue reading

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Food for thought – daily morsel

I came across these numbers in a recent study by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards in Ottawa. It’s an interesting way to present the population challenge. Essentially, back in the 1960s when there were all those attempts … Continue reading

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Self-Sufficiency commission wants input

The self-sufficiency commission wants people to provide input according to a column written by Francis McGuire in today’s paper. I had heard they were going to have some form of forum or blog on the site but none yet. However, … Continue reading

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Gov. supports community TV

At least one of our frequent posters will like this.

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Massive data centre put in rural NY

Rural economic development is not dead yet. HSBC North America Holdings has selected a farm field in the Town of Cambria as the site for its proposed new $139 million Niagara County data center, which will supplement its existing facility … Continue reading

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