Publications & Presentations

MDB Insight team members share their expertise through a range of presentation and media contribution activities. These include:

Best Practices

Investing in Economic Development: Important Key Indicators Municipalities Should Assess
Paul Blais

Prophets in Their Own Hometowns: Why We Shouldn’t Turn a Blind Eye to Local Visionaries
Brock Dickinson

Business

Retooling The Economy From Our Garage: Entrepreneurs Are Coming Out of the Woodwork, but They Face Several Obstacles
Brock Dickinson

The 400-Hour Workweek: The Transition from 19th-Century Clippers to Email Should Have Given Entrepreneurs More Free Time…
Brock Dickinson

Plenty of Office Space: From Castles to WiFi-enabled Coffee Shops, Our Workspace Has Rapidly Evolved and Proliferated Over the Past 1,000 Years
Brock Dickinson

Where are Niagara’s Young Guns?
Brock Dickinson

Buy When Others Are Fearful: How to Survive and Thrive in the Current Economic Crisis
Brock Dickinson

Creative Economy

Building a Creative Rural Economy
Greg Baeker

Cultural Development

Cultural Economies
Greg Baeker
This article appeared in Economic Development Journal (Volume 16/Number 2/Spring 2017), published quarterly by the International Economic Development Council, 734 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202-223-7800). www.iedconline.org

Culture, Authenticity, Place: Connecting Cultural Mapping and Place Branding
Greg Baeker and Jeanette Hanna

Cultural Mapping Tools: Connecting Place, Culture, and Economy for the Creation of Local Wealth
Greg Baeker

Creative Connections: Saskatoon Builds Its Creative City
Greg Baeker

Culture + Place = Wealth Creation
Greg Baeker and Glen Murray

Municipal Cultural Planning – Combating the “Geography of Nowhere”
Greg Baeker

Creative Placemaking: Heritage meets the creative industries
Greg Baeker and Lauren Millier

Environment

Building Tomorrow’s Economy: Committing to the Environment Means Opportunities for Our Children
Brock Dickinson

Building the New Economy: Why Niagara should trade its Blue Collars for Green
Brock Dickinson

John Bordynuik’s Plan to Fix the World – Turning plastic Into Fuel: This Kind of Technology is an Economic and Environmental Game Changer
Brock Dickinson

Globalization

Learning to be Swiss: It’s Time for Niagara to Embrace a High Loonie, Rather Than Shun It
Brock Dickinson

Technology

Web 2.0, Wikis and the Wisdom of the Crowd
Brock Dickinson

Workforce Development

Canada’s Workforce Crisis: Moving from Conversation to Action

The Rise of the Gig Economy
Brock Dickinson