Updating the It’s The Economy, Stupid archive

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New Brunswick needs more international students, not less

Jul 28 at 10:47 pm




What's the big idea?

Jul 27 at 8:15 am




Learning from history: Tourism edition

Jul 15 at 2:21 pm




Donald Savoie is a singular figure

Jul 5 at 8:37 am




The EI program should be fundamentally transformed

Jul 4 at 7:36 am




The Grinch who stole EI from impoverished students

Jun 30 at 8:54 am




What ever happened to the smart grid?

Jun 29 at 7:03 am




Are Atlantic Canada IT firms scaling up as fast as the rest of the country?

Jun 23 at 12:55 pm




Equality of opportunity, not outcome: Economic development edition

Jun 14 at 6:30 am




Air transportation: Build back better? At least just build back 

Jun 11 at 8:53 am




Building Mr. Dunster's empire

Jun 4 at 8:05 am




The sustained economic growth imperative: Bill Morneau edition

Jun 3 at 8:18 am




May

Seasonal EI and the future

May 31 at 9:00 am




Learning from tragedy: Deriving meaningful local action

May 29 at 8:13 am




Should Susan Chalmers-Gauvin be in the JA Business Hall of Fame?

May 16 at 5:06 pm




Workin' 9-5 is mostly a myth

May 13 at 9:29 am




Must, should and could: Three categories of economic development

May 10 at 7:42 am




NB workforce in uncharted territory

May 7 at 9:13 am




Sharp elbows: Nous embauchons edition

May 3 at 5:39 pm







Anti-capitalist? Anti-grandma?

Apr 24 at 8:07 am




If not build back better, at least build back not worse (air transportation edition)

Apr 20 at 7:16 am




It's déjà vu all over again, super-commuter edition

Apr 17 at 8:23 am




Where's your HR plan?

Apr 8 at 6:54 am

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Complacency still one of the bigger risks to Atlantic Canada's resurgence

Apr 6 at 10:41 am




Is Saint John poised for a comeback?

Apr 1 at 8:04 am







Data centres and economic development: Alberta's challenge

Mar 28 at 8:16 am




Happiness doesn't pay taxes

Mar 26 at 7:44 am




Insights Atlantic Premiers series: PEI's Dennis King

Mar 18 at 3:57 pm




Is female entrepreneurship on the wane in New Brunswick? 

Mar 11 at 2:42 pm




The rise and fall of CyberNB: Not the same as the cybersecurity sector

Mar 7 at 2:03 pm




If they are coming, we should want our share

Mar 4 at 7:46 am




What do we do everywhere else?

Feb 27 at 7:00 pm




Dispatches from the road: The Big Smoke

Feb 22 at 9:18 am




Hoodwinked: Getting things done in a cynical age

Feb 19 at 10:07 am




Population growth is not the end goal

Feb 12 at 10:55 am




Enough already: It's time for a little ambition

Feb 3 at 5:20 pm




Ensuring workforce demand can be met across the spectrum of industries/occupations

Feb 3 at 6:38 am




January

Atlantic Canada's lost global geopolitical opportunity

Jan 27 at 8:33 am




Postponed: McKenna Royal Commission on the Future of the Maritimes

Jan 21 at 7:51 am




The surely difficult decision of moving to Level 3

Jan 14 at 6:36 am




Do we need more economic development organizations?

Jan 8 at 9:53 am




Are you an optimist heading into 2022?

Jan 5 at 7:20 am







What's up with young adults in New Brunswick? 

Dec 23 at 8:06 am




Nova Scotia and its great big audacious population growth target

Dec 20 at 7:00 am




Pay attention: mRNA vaccine production on PEI is a game changer

Dec 18 at 10:09 am




Dealing with another kind of supply chain challenge

Dec 18 at 9:58 am




What should we do with downtowns? Double down.

Dec 3 at 6:37 am




The energy sector transformation: New Brunswick will need sharp elbows

Dec 3 at 6:18 am







Job vacancy spike: Ephemeral or structural

Nov 29 at 6:18 am




At the end of the day, even for immigrants it is about the jobs

Nov 22 at 7:27 am




As NB companies become more global, I still hope for a little home team bias

Nov 16 at 6:46 am




It'll take more than Ghostbusters to reinvent the Alberta economy

Nov 14 at 8:48 pm




On airport consolidation, think very carefully

Nov 13 at 7:59 am




Successful economic development: Don't move away from outcomes measurement

Nov 10 at 5:04 pm







The Moncton Miracle: Redux

Oct 25 at 2:37 pm




I demand a referendum on CEWS payments!

Oct 20 at 12:48 pm




Youngsters or old-timers? Who is moving to New Brunswick? 

Oct 13 at 8:56 am




Do you know the way to Belleisle Bay?

Oct 4 at 11:21 pm




Should tourism be a focus of post-pandemic growth?

Oct 1 at 7:21 am




September 2021

Comin' back up the road? Ontario moves east.

Sep 30 at 7:42 am




Female immigrant entrepreneurs in Canada

Sep 30 at 6:56 am




BioNB: The next 25

Sep 29 at 7:34 am







Data and statistics: Objectivity versus selling the soap 

Sep 29 at 7:16 am




The Freedom 55 hangover continues...

Sep 23 at 12:34 pm

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Journalistic malfeasance when writing about statistics

Sep 18 at 4:41 pm




Property tax assessment windfall should lead to lower tax rates

Sep 17 at 7:19 am




A lighthouse strategy for economic development

Sep 17 at 7:06 am




A golden era for Chambers and industry groups?

Sep 10 at 10:09 am




Diane Francis needs to rethink her position on immigration

Sep 8 at 7:39 pm




Your community's talent pipeline = growth potential

Sep 4 at 8:17 am




August 2021

We should still means test income support programs

Aug 20 at 10:22 am




Grannies and grampies getting the Big Stamp?

Aug 18 at 9:53 pm




The Greatest New Brunswicker (s)?

Aug 7 at 11:58 am




July 2021

Where are the Mad Men (and Mad Women)?

Jul 29 at 7:00 am




New Brunswick needs growth industries

Jul 27 at 4:19 pm




Don't go home. 

Jul 26 at 7:15 am




When it comes to the costs of addressing our climate change commitments, give it to the people straight

Jul 12 at 10:33 am







Bad rap: Musings on government directed culture




Freddy Beach all growed up and now sitting at the big kids table

Jul 7 at 3:34 pm




Volunteering: The secret sauce for inclusive communities? 

Jun 28 at 9:14 am

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