Economic Development Projects

Our Economic Development work

Our team works at the forefront of economic development thought and practice. From economic development strategic planning and investment attraction initiatives to organizational management services and economic development public policy analysis, our economic development projects equip people and places to succeed in the 21st century economy.

Explore our Economic Development Services.
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1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board (Gananoque, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy for Ganonoque and the 1000 Islands Region

55 West Enterprise Region (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan)

  • Tourism Sector Strategy

City of Airdrie (Alberta)

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Community Profile

Alberta Health

  • Alberta Health Industries Assessment

Town of Ajax (Ontario)

  • Economic Development & Tourism Strategy

Town of Aurora (Ontario)

  • Industrial Sector Marketing Action Plans
  • Official Plan Review

City of Barrie (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Town of Bay Roberts (Newfoundland and Labrador)

  • Harbour Development Strategy

Municipality of Bayham (Straffordville, Ontario)

  • Economic Opportunities Report

Municipal District of Big Lakes (High Prairie, Alberta)

  • Tourism Strategic Planning and Economic Assessment Project

Municipal District of Bighorn (Exshaw, Alberta)

  • Sustainable Economic Development/Tourism Strategy

Bruce County (Walkerton, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Website Content

Binational Tourism Alliance (Buffalo, New York)

  • Development of a Funding Application

Town of Bracebridge (Ontario)

  • Review of Development Process, Organizational Structure and Incentive Programs

City of Brampton (Ontario)

  • Review of Business Services Sector and Marketing Strategy
  • Green Energy Sector Background Research and Community Competitiveness Assessment

Brant County (Burford, Ontario)

  • Brant Business Park Sector Specific Marketing Strategy

Brazeau County (Drayton Valley, Alberta)

  • Skills Assessment & Investment Strategy

Town of Brighton (Ontario)

  • Feasibility Assessment of an Industrial Park Expansion

Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Impact Assessment and Strategic Direction for the Brock University School of Business
  • Economic Impact Assessment of the Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (Burns Lake, British Columbia)

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  • Industrial Land Use Inventory and Strategy
  • Development of a Regional Community Profile
  • Regional Economic Development Strategy
  • Economic Development Strategy

Burlington Economic Development Corporation (Burlington, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Structure and Mandate Review
  • Water Technology Sector Strategy

Town of Caledon (Ontario)

  • Update to Economic Base Analysis

City of Calgary (Alberta)

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  • Corporate Industrial Lands Strategy – Supplementary Market Analysis
  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Economic Development Strategy Update

Calgary Regional Partnership (Cochrane, Alberta)

  • Economic Development Strategy

City of Cambridge (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Canadian Co-operative Association (Quebec City, Quebec)

  • Study Examining the Impact of the Co-operative Investment Plan (CIP) in Quebec and Exploring the Potential for a Canada-wide CIP

Capital Region Board (Edmonton, Alberta)

  • 40 Year Economic Roadmap

Carp Road Corridor BIA (Carp, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy & Official Plan Amendment Recommendations

Township of Cavan Monaghan (Ontario)

  • Corporate Strategic Plan

Township of Central Elgin (St. Thomas, Ontario)

  • Port Stanley Harbour Economic Development Plan

Municipality of Chatham-Kent (Chatham, Ontario)

  • Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
  • Advanced Automotive Manufacturing Strategy
  • BioAutomotive Opportunities Assessment

Town of Cochrane (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Town of Collingwood

  • Ontario Employment Land Strategy

City of Colwood (British Columbia)

  • Community Economic Development Strategy

Community Futures White Horse Plains (Portage La Prairie, Manitoba)

  • Creation of an Economic Development Strategic Planning Guidebook/Economic Development Strategy for Central Plains

Town of Conception Bay South (Newfoundland and Labrador)

  • Investment Attraction Strategy

Municipality of Crowsnest Pass (Coleman, Alberta)

  • Municipal Brand Development

Town of Dieppe (New Brunswick)

  • Study of best Practicies in Industrial Park development

Durham Region (Whitby, Ontario)

  • Strategy for the Development of the Agri-food Industry and Investment Prospecting
  • Durham Agriculture Strategy
  • Advanced Manufacturing Study
  • Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy
  • Employment Data Assessment 1
  • Employment Data Assessment 2
  • Employment Data Assessment 3

Town of East Gwillimbury (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Prospectus and Value Proposition to Attract a Post-Secondary Institution
  • Economic Development Website

Municipality of East Hants (Elmsdale, Nova Scotia)

  • Website and Online Communications and Marketing Strategy

Eastern Ontario CFDC Network Inc. (Peterborough, Ontario)

  • Executive Director Search

Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance (Tweed, Ontario)

  • 2014-2023 Strategic Plan and Business Plan

Eastern Ontario Transportation Needs Analysis Steering Committee (Lindsay, Ontario)

  • Eastern Ontario Transportation Needs Analysis

Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (Cornwall, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy for Eastern Ontario

Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta (Medicine Hat, Alberta)

  • Solar Energy Investment Strategy

Economic Development Council of Southwest Nova (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)

  • Five-Year Economic Development Plan

Economic Development Lethbridge (Lethbridge, Alberta)

  • Investment Attraction Plan for Geospatial Technologies

Economic Development Winnipeg (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Emerging Technology Sector Strategy

City of Edmonton (Alberta)

  • Economic Development Plan

County of Elgin (St. Thomas, Ontario)

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  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Agribusiness Strategy
  • Community Profile
  • Tourism Strategy
  • Economic Development Strategy Update
  • Employment Land Strategy
  • Agri-Food Market Study
  • Agricultural Inventory, Value Chain Mapping and Farmer Survey
  • Elgin/St. Thomas Tourism Marketing Strategy

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (Ottawa, Ontario)

  • Development of Municipal Best Practice Case Studies
  • Review of Best Practices in Municipal Infrastructure Life Cycle Assessment

City of Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta)

  • Josephburg Road North Industrial Area Structure Plan Update

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (Prince George, British Columbia)

  • Robson-Canoe Valleys Economic Opportunities Plan
  • Robson Valley Region Marketing & Implementation Plan

Georgian College (Barrie, Ontario)

  • Infrastructure Economic Impact Study

City of Grande Prairie (Alberta)

  • Land Development Strategy

Greater Halifax Partnership (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

  • Strategy for Attracting and Retaining Head and Regional Offices

Greater Moncton Home Builders Association (Monston, New Brunswick)

  • Intermunicipal Review of Permitting and Inspection Processes

Greater Peterborough & Area Economic Development Corporation (Peterborough, Ontario)

  • Life Sciences Investment Attraction Strategy

Greater Toronto Area Countryside Mayors’ Alliance (Caledon, Ontario)

  • Economic Analysis
  • Economic Strategy for the Sustainability of the Greater Toronto Countryside Municipalities

Golden Area Initiatives (Golden, British Columbia)

  • Regional Community Economic Development Assessment, Strategy and Implementation Plan

Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island (Gore Bay, Ontario)

  • Business Opportunities Assessment, Development Land Evaluation and Investment Marketing Plan

Municipality of Greenstone (Geraldton, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategic Plan
  • Strategic Planning Meeting with Council
  • Corporate Strategic Planning

Halton Region (Oakville, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy:  2011-2021

City of Hamilton (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Marketing Strategy
  • Barton Street-Kenilworth Avenue Commercial Corridor Study

Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association – Regional Tourism Organization 3 (Hamilton, Ontario)

  • Regional Tourism Strategy Review

Hastings County (Belleville, Ontario)

  • Website Design and Content Recommendations
  • Investment Attraction Strategy
  • Organizational Review of Tourism Services Delivery

Town of Hearst (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Stategy
  • Sports Tourism Strategy

Huronia Economic Alliance (Tiny, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategic Action Plan

Innovate Niagara (St. Catharines, Ontario)

  • Innovation Cluster Mapping

Town of Inuvik (Northwest Territories)

  • Opportunities Ahead: Economic Development Strategy

Invest Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Review of Investment Attraction Initiatives and Opportunities in the Toronto Region

Joint Economic Development Initiative (Wetaskiwin, Alberta)

  • Regional Industrial Lands Strategy

City of Kawartha Lakes (Ontario)

  • Green Industries Investment and Marketing Plan

Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (Lindsay, Ontario)

  • Project Design of a Transportation Needs/Gap Analysis for Eastern Ontario

City of Kelowna (British Columbia)

  • Municipal Internationalization Strategy

Township of King (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Community Investment Profile
  • Community Improvement Plan

Kings Community Economic Development Agency (Wolfville, Nova Scotia)

  • Study of Wine and Culinary Destinations

City of Kingston (Ontario)

  • Rural Development Strategy
  • Rural Development Officer Hiring Support
  • North Block Redevelopment Project

Lanark County Tourism Association (Perth, Ontario)

  • Strategic Plan Facilitation

Township of Laurentian Valley (Ontario)

  • Strategic Vision, Mission and Long Term Municipal Plan

City of Leduc (Alberta)

  • Design and Implementation of Municipal Economic Development Services
  • 10-Year Sport Tourism Strategy
  • Economic Development Competitiveness Study

Liberty Village (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Employment Lands

Loyalist Township (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Growth Strategy

Town of Lunenburg (Nova Scotia)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Madawaska Valley Township (Barry’s Bay, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategic Plan

Township of Manitouwadge (Ontario)

  • Identification of Economic Priorities and Actions Plans

Marathon Economic Development Corporation (Marathon, Ontario)

  • Public Relations Strategy
  • General Manager Recruitment Services
  • Marketing, Branding and Web Content Development
  • Mining Sector Capacity Development Strategy

Town of Markham

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  • Economic Development Strategy

Middlesex County (London, Ontario)

  • Employment Land Needs Study
  • Economic Development Strategic Plan

City of Mississauga (Ontario)

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  • Economic Development Strategy

Municipality of Merrickville-Wolford (Merrickville, Ontario)

  • Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

Town of Greater Napanee (Ontario)

  • Residential Development Impact Assessment and Commercial Gap Analysis

City of Niagara Falls (New York)

  • Development of Performance Metrics for the Tourism Sector

Niagara Economic Development Corporation (Thorold, Ontario)

  • Health & Wellness Sectors Strategy
  • Advanced Technology Industry Expansion Strategy for the Automotive Sector

Niagara Region (Thorold, Ontario)

  • Alignment of Regional Strategic Investment Priorities
  • Economic Growth Strategy

Township of Nipigon (Ontario)

  • EnviroTech and Tourism Marketing Communications Support
  • Ontario  Marketing Action Plan

Nipigon and Red Rock Indian Band (Nipigon, Ontario)

  • Economic Diversification Strategy and Implementation Plans

Town of Newmarket (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Norfolk County (Simcoe, Ontario)

  • Corporate Strategic Plan
  • Rural Community Improvement Plan

North Hastings Economic Development Committee (Bancroft, Ontario)

  • Regional Branding & Positioning Strategy

Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

  • Review of Economic Development Assistance Tools

Oakland County (Pontiac, Michigan)

  • United States Economic Recovery Strategy for the City of Pontiac

Town of Oakville (Ontario)

  • Economic Sector Gap Analysis and Recommendations for Investment Attraction

Okanagan Valley Economic Development Society (Peachland, British Columbia)

  • Industrial Land Strategy

Ontario East Economic Development Commission (Kingston, Ontario)

  • Investment Attraction Partnership Management for the Automotive, Food Processing and Logistics Sectors
  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing Company Profiles
  • Automotive, Food Processing and Logistics Sectors Newsletter Article Writing
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Investment Event Management
  • Community Investment Support Program Funding Application Writing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Value Chain Gap Analysis
  • Advanced Manufacturing, Food Processing and Logistics/Distribution Sector Marketing Action Plans
  • Food Sector Business Directory
  • Agri-Food and Food Processing Sector Assessment
  • Corporate Strategic Planning Facilitation and Recommendations

Ontario Greenbelt Fund (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Redesign of online systems to support local food distribution

Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

  • Tourism Investment Strategy & Implementation Plan

Town of Orangeville (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Community Investment Profile

City of Orillia (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

City of Ottawa (Ontario)

  • SWOT Analysis: Ottawa’s Economy 2009 to 2015 and Beyond
  • Economic Development Strategy Refresh

City of Owen Sound (Ontario)

  • Economic Opportunities Assessment

Patricia Area Community Endeavours (Dryden, Ontario)

  • Regional Economic Development Strategy

Town of Paradise (Newfoundland and Labrador)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Parkland County (Alberta)

  • Economic Development and Tourism Strategy (2009-2014)
  • Economic Development and Tourism Strategy (2014-2018)
  • Employment & Industrial Lands Strategy

Town of Penhold (Alberta)

  • Economic Development Plan

Perth County (Stratford, Ontario)

  • Corporate Strategic Planning Services

Perth County, St. Marys and Stratford (Ontario)

  • Regional Economic Development Plan (2010-2014)

Planning Partnership (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Aurora Corridor Study

City of Port Colborne (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan (2010-2014)

Town of Portugal Cove – St.Philip’s (Newfoundland and Labrador)

  • Community Profile and Website Development

United Counties of Prescott and Russell (L’Orignal, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy 2010
  • Economic Impact Assessment of Ivaco Rolling Mills Steel Mill Expansion Project
  • Economic Development Strategy 2015

Prince Edward County (Picton, Ontario)

  • Creative Rural Economy Strategic Plan
  • Official Plan Review – Phase Two
  • Corporate Strategic Plan

Red Rock Township (Ontario)

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  • Economic Development and Investment Attraction Strategy

Regional Economic Development Initiative for Northwest Alberta (High Level, Alberta)

  • Bio-Industrial Marketing

Regional Tourism Organization 1 (Woodstock, Ontario)

  • Tourism Market Development Strategy
  • Agri-Tourism Development Strategy and  Marketing Plan
  • Port, Coastal and Riverfront Communities Development and Investment Strategy

Regional Tourism Organization 4 (Stratford, Ontario)

  • Regional Tourism Strategic Plan

Regional Tourism Organization 12 (Bracebridge, Ontario)

  • Destination Development Plan

Town of Richmond Hill (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Target Sector Profile Assessment

Rocky View County (Calgary, Alberta)

  • Industrial Land Capacity Assessment

City of Salmon Arm (British Columbia)

  • Economic Development Action Plan

City of Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)

  • Performance Review Economic Development Corporation Review

Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)

  • Executive Director Search

Simcoe County (Midhurst, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategic Plan
  • Health and Wellness Sector Strategy and Action Plan

Town of Smiths Falls (Ontario)

  • Hershey Factory Alternative Use Study and Action Plan

Municipality of South Bruce (Teeswater, Ontario)

  • Corporate Strategic Plan
  • Economic Development Strategy

Municipality of South Huron (Exeter, Ontario)

  • Marketing Products & Website Design Advising/Recommendations

Township of Southwold (Ontario)

  • Talbotville Ford Assembly Plant Closure Economic Impact Study and Local Action Plan

Township of Springwater (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

City of St. Albert (Alberta)

  • Future Industrial Land Requirements Study

City of St. Thomas (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Town of Stony Plain (Alberta)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Strathcona County (Sherwood Park, Alberta)

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  • Economic Development and Tourism Strategy
  • Industrial Land Strategy

Sturgeon County (Morinville, Alberta)

  • Economic Development Strategy

City of Greater Sudbury (Ontario)

  • The Northeastern Ontario Regional Economic Development Area Model Development
  • Economic Development Strategy

City of Summerside (Prince Edward Island)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Town of Sylvan Lake (Alberta)

  • Investment Attraction Strategy
  • Council Strategic Planning Session Faciliation
  • Corporate Tourism Strategy

District of Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia)

  • Knowledge-Based Industry Development Strategy

Temagami First Nation (Bear Island, Ontario)

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  • Community Economic Development Systems Plan
  • Communications Support for the Implementation of Economic Development Plan

City of Temiskaming Shores (Ontario)

  • Marketing, Branding and Website Strategy

City of Thorold (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Town of Torbay (Newfoundland and Labrador)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Toronto Financial Services Alliance (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Investment Aftercare Strategy

Tourisme Prescott-Russell Tourism (Alfred, Ontario)

  • Regional Tourism Strategy

TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. (Calgary, Alberta)

  • Napanee Generating Station Economic Impact Study

City of Vaughan (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Walton Development & Management

  • Industrial Land Market Analysis

City of Waterloo (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

County of Wellington (Guelph, Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Town of Whitby (Ontario)

  • Downtown Business Gap Analysis and Investment Attraction Strategy

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville (Ontario)

  • Economic Development Strategy

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray, Alberta)

  • Five Rural Hamlet Comprehensive Community Economic Development Plans
  • Industrial Lands Strategy

City of Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)

  • Economic Development Strategy

York Region (Newmarket, Ontario)

  • Innovation in Manufacturing Whitepaper/Innovation in Manufacturing Best Practices Guide
  • Office Space Market Analysis & Marketing Plan