Monthly Archives: May 2008

Irvings into tidal energy

Now, this is a good idea for a number of reasons: The owners of Canada’s largest oil refinery have been given approval for a study to harness the world’s highest tides as a source of power for generating electricity in … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid podcast edition (May 26)

We have been offline for a day or so but now back up and ready to rumble. Here is the audio version of last week’s podcast should you be so inclined. I tried a video version but scrapped the idea … Continue reading

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Exponentiality

One of the things that I grapple with is this issue of exponentiality in economic development. How do you take a kernal of economic development and turn it into a huge tree that keeps cranking out economic benefits for decades. … Continue reading

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Composite Learning Index

It is hard to remain positive when you see data day after day after day. Have you heard about the Composite Learning Index?The Composite Learning Index (CLI) is the first index of its kind in the world, providing an annual … Continue reading

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Diversification

I had a great chat with a guy that has been doing a fair amount of economic development work in Northern New Brunswick. We had a good laugh about the story of the high priced Toronto and Montreal consultants coming … Continue reading

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Solar power

I just listened to a BBC podcast where this ex-Internet entrepreneur said that solar power would be the #1 source of power in the U.S. within 30 years. The economic development potential of that statement is in the billions of … Continue reading

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Online education and municipal electricity

I didn’t see this but it looks like an interesting project. Apollo Group, Inc. has announced that it plans to establish a new Canadian institution, named Meritus University. Following review of program proposals by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, … Continue reading

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Daulton in Italy

Just heard on the news that the Ontario Premier is in Turin, Italy today making the case that Ontario is the best location for the new Fiat plant that is likely going to be announced in a few months. I … Continue reading

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Aw, Look at PEI, All Growed Up

I must have missed this press release in all the hullabaloo around my quitting a job and starting out on my own. A regional manufacturing facility will be established in Pooles Corner, thanks to a combined investment by the Government … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid podcast edition (May 18)

Click here to listen to the podcast edition of It’s the Economy, Stupid for May 18th, 2008.

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