Economic development training

Posted on 24, Jun | Posted by

Lessons from Year Two: Economic development is a contact sport

People meeting with a laptop

Going into Year Two of the EDAC/University of Waterloo economic development training program I had three goals. I wanted to make genuine connections with classmates, learn new things to help my clients, and push myself to new limits.  With some time to reflect on the experience, I believe I was successful on all fronts. Read the full blog post

Posted on 5, Jun | Posted by

Year 1 in Edmonton: Competition, camaraderie and community

Since starting at MDB Insight over a year ago, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of great projects in Canada’s western provinces, so when the  opportunity came up to attend program in Edmonton, I was excited to return to the Edmonton area. Besides, Edmonton is my hometown, and it’s nice to visit as often as I can! Read the full blog post

Posted on 15, May | Posted by

Hello economic development community – Reflections on EDAC Year 1

Students and instructor at the EDAC Year 1 program

A few weeks back I completed the EDAC Year 1 course at the University of Waterloo. I can’t begin to describe how insightful the experience was – actually perhaps Professor of Economics and TED speaker Larry Smith’s word of the week “DYNAMIC” is the perfect description. Read the full blog post

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