MDB Insight in the media

Find out more about our people and work in some of our recent media coverage:

The Weekender – March 11, 2015
“Cultural plan taking shape”

The Weekender reports on the cultural plan underway in southern Temiskaming, Ontario, including the creation of a regional arts, culture and heritage council.

The Dryden Observer – June 3, 2015
“DDC announces five-year economic development project”

The Dryden Reporter covers the announcement of a five-year economic development and implementation plan to be completed by MDB Insight and OCO Global.

The Dryden Observer – June 3, 2015
“Toronto region will need to fill 500,000 jobs in next five years”

The Dryden Reporter covers the announcement of a five-year economic development and implementation plan to be completed by MDB Insight and OCO Global.
The Toronto Star – October 15, 2014
“Toronto region will need to fill 500,000 jobs in next five years”

The Toronto Star reports on the findings of Closing the Prosperity Gap for a Liveable City Region, a new study by the Toronto Board of Trade and United Way Toronto. MDB Insight contributed to this study.

Cape Breton Post – January 9, 2014
“Traves to lead review of NS economic development program”

The Cape Breton Post reports on the impact of Tom Traves’ review and the effect it could have on Nova Scotians.

The Niagara Regional – February 12, 2013
“Brace for new opportunities, Dickinson says”

Brock Dickinson on the changes the Niagara region needs to anticipate to compete in the 21st century economy.

The Buffalo News – December 2, 2013
“Global Tourism Institute proposed for Niagara Falls”

Research done by MDB Insight has helped Niagara University develop plans for a global tourism institute.

Universities News – November 23, 2013
“Niagara University lays out plans for tourism institute”

Based on a study conducted by MDB Insight and commissioned by the USA Niagara Development Corp, Niagara University is planning a tourism center to attract international students.

The Wellington Advertiser – November 8, 2013
“Cultural mapping plan released”

Greg Baeker put together the new cultural mapping plan for Wellington North.

The Independent Free Press – November 4, 2013
“Mayor to co-host HIEC Breakfast”

Brock Dickinson gives the keynote address at Halton Industry Education Council’s event, Breakfast with the Mayors.

The Springfield Paper – October 15, 2013
“The Rebirth of Bethlehem Steel”

Greg Baeker acts as moderator at the IEDC Annual Conference.

 

 

The Globe and Mail – August 31, 2012
“Vancouver’s suburbs fertile ground for cultural infrastructure”

Greg Baeker discusses suburban cultural development in this Globe and Mail article about Vancouver’s suburbs.

The Globe and Mail – March 26, 2012
“Prosperity scorecard measures how cities foster business hubs”

Brock Dickinson weighs in on clusters in this Globe and Mail article about the Toronto Board of Trade’s Scorecard On Prosperity 2012.

Mitchell Advocate – March 2012
“Strategic planning meeting focuses on West Perth future”

MDB Insight helps Perth County create a vision for the future with a new strategic plan.

The Echo – Feb 2012
“Dysart takes stock of cultural assets”

MDB Insight helps the community of Dysart take stock of its cultural assets.

Netnewsledger.com – Nov 24, 2011
“Choose Marathon Launched to Boost Economic Development”

MDB Insight helps Marathon launch new economic development marketing initiative.

St. Thomas Times-Journal – Oct 28, 2011
“Schooling issue plays havoc with future”

MDB Insight works with the community of Southwold to examine the impact of Ford’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant closure.

The Peterborough Examiner – Oct 2011
“New arena, recreational centre high priority for participants in Cavan Monaghan Township strategic planning process”

MDB Insight engages the community of Cavan Monaghan in creating a new strategic plan.

The Globe and Mail – August 30, 2011
“Arts and culture can put a city on the map”

Greg Baeker discusses cultural development with the Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail – June 20, 2011
“Can decaying buildings lure top talent?”

Brock Dickinson discusses the creative class and economic development with the Globe and Mail.

Simcoe Reformer – Jan 28, 2011
“Social media useful for business”

Brock Dickinson discusses the opportunities for agriculture in Simcoe County.

EcDevJournal.com – 2011 Issue
“Creativity in the Rural Economy: Opportunities in Rural Areas & Smaller Centres”

A look at the Canada’s Creative Corridor: Connecting Creative Urban & Rural Economies within Eastern Ontario and the Mega Region report done by MDB Insight, AuthentiCity, Dr. Greg Spencer and the Martin Prosperity Institute.

St. Thomas Times-Journal – Dec 28, 2010
“Tourism strategy to lay foundationt”

MDB Insight is working with the Region 1 Transition Network Team to create a market development strategy for RTO 1.

The Kingtson Whig Standard – Oct 15, 2010
“It’s cool to be hot”

Paul Blais discusses MDB Insight’ Profit Hot 50 success in the Kingston Whig Standard.

The Giant (CKTB Thunder Bay) – Sept 30, 2010
“Northern communities need to rethink economic development”

Brock Dickinson comments on the need for northern Ontario communities to rethink their approach to economic development.

The St. Catharines Standard – Sept 16, 2010
“Company of local business partner earns top ranking”

Brock Dickinson discusses MDB Insight’ Profit Hot 50 success with the St. Catharines Standard.

The Saugeen Times – Sept 2010
“Seniors’ needs study held in Kincardine”

MDB Insight conducts a seniors’ needs study in Kincardine with the Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation.

Innisfil Scope – Aug 31, 2010
“Economic and tourism strategy in development”

MDB Insight is working with Simcoe County to create a comprehensive five-year regional economic development and tourism plan.

The Review – July 22, 2010
“$165,000 economic development survey will address the future of Prescott-Russell”

MDB Insight is working with Prescott-Russell to create an economic development strategic plan for the region.

Trentonian – July 2010
“Downtown can be an entertainment hub: George”

MDB Insight conducts a study to help revitalize downtown Trenton and Frankford in Quinte West, ON.

Telegraph-Journal – June 28, 2010
“Saint John officials hope new municipal plan will help city deal with declining population”

Brock Dickinson provides insight into the issue of a declining population in Saint John, NB.

Inport News – April 9, 2010
“Turning into a true port city”

MDB Insight is working with Port Colborne, ON, to create an economic development plan for the city.

Welland Tribune – April 2010
“Lakeside city told to look beyond factories”

Brock Dickinson and Paul Blais on a new economic development plan for Port Colborne, ON.

Exchange – September 24, 2009
“Creativity in the Rural Economy: Opportunities in Rural Areas & Smaller Centres”

MDB Insight, AuthentiCity, Dr. Greg Spencer and the Martin Prosperity Institute release a new report on the creative rural economy.

New Brunswick Business Journal – July 11, 2009
“McKenna’s approach set the bar”

Brock Dickinson on how innovative approaches to economic development can help propel New Brunswick into the future.

Your Wardsville News – February 5, 2009
“Elgin’s new brand and logo wins big award”

Elgin County wins EDCO marketing awards for the “Progressive By Nature” brand and attraction package developed as a result of the economic development marketing strategy executed by MDB Insight and Yfactor.

Municipal World – February 2009
Investing in Economic Development
Paul Blais on the important key indicators municipalities should assess when considering investing in economic development.