Economic Development


Services Related to Economic Development and Attraction

We have been providing economic research, strategy development and implementation assistance to local, provincial, territorial, federal and Indigenous economic development organizations across Canada for nearly 40 years. Through our network of about 150 consultants and associates across Canada, we assist clients in preparing economic development and investment, resident and tourist attraction strategies. We also deliver a range of services to support strategy implementation including brand development, website development and management, social media marketing, business retention and expansion programs, business matchmaking and coaching, performance measurement and reporting, benchmarking, ongoing research and trend analysis, database and dashboard development, funding (grant applications) & reporting, and fractional EDO services.

Structure of Our Economic Development Studies


We have employed these strategies in conducting economic development studies for a wide variety of communities and regions within BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Yukon and the Northwest Territories as well as the Atlantic provinces. In addition, we have conducted development studies focused specifically on a wide range of economic sectors and clusters including:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Apparel and fashion design
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Culture
  • Autobody industry
  • Biotechnology (including health, agriculture and forestry biotech)
  • Environmental technologies
  • Film
  • Fish and aquaculture products
  • Forest products
  • Forestry
  • Graphic design
  • Health informatics
  • Health technology
  • ICT
  • Industrial design
  • Interior design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical devices
  • New media
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Oceans
  • Oil & gas
  • Sustainable energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, wind energy, and solar power)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Silviculture
  • Sound recording
  • Tree Fruit
  • Wireless
  • Wood products

Fields of Expertise

Our services do not stop with the preparation of a strategy. That’s just the beginning. We are there to assist you in implementing all of the key components. Through our staff, network of over 150 associates, and associates firms, we can provide you with a full range of services including:

  • Brand development
  • Website development and management
  • Social media marketing
  • Business retention and expansion programs
  • Business matchmaking and coaching
  • Performance measurement and reporting
  • Benchmarking
  • Ongoing research and trend analysis
  • Database and dashboard development
  • Funding (grant applications) & reporting
  • Fractional EDO services

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