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TINAN 64 (August 2015)

In TINAN 64 the MDB Insight team looks at global poverty, creative competitiveness, workforce automation, and supporting competitiveness and innovation in the manufacturing sector.


  • How rich are you?
  • Three key ingredients for creative competitiveness
  • Which jobs are most at risk of being automated?
  • Manufacturing competitiveness and innovation
  • Company Corner: Tyson McMann joins MDB Insight
  • Resource Review: “The Martian”

Posted on 20, Nov | Posted by

TINAN 58 (November 2014)


  • How robots could remake manufacturing
  • Getting to work tackling youth unemployment
  • Creating a food truck friendly community
  • Canada ranks 19th in gender parity
  • Company Corner: Tina Tian joins MDB Insight

Posted on 22, Jun | Posted by

TINAN Number 46 (June 2013)

In TINAN Number 46:

  • New BDC toolkit supports small businesses using social media
  • From Rust Belt to Artists Belt
  • Bridging the IT skills gap
  • OECD releases the 2013 Better Life Index
  • Company Corner: MDB Insight and Vicinity Jobs launch Jobs Demand Report
  • Resource Review: On Indignation and Occupation

Posted on 22, Mar | Posted by

TINAN Number 44 (March 2013)

In TINAN Number 44:

  • Assessing sustainable economic development
  • Can we have high density and liveability?
  • Remaking American manufacturing
  • Mitigating the cost of youth unemployment
  • Company Corner: Edinburgh – Toronto Summit: Business innovation in the creative industries
  • Resource Review: Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosysytem in your City

Posted on 22, Dec | Posted by

TINAN Number 42 (December 2012)

In TINAN Number 42:

  • The Christmas Price Index
  • The future of global manufacturing
  • 2012 Canadian American Cities Online Marketing Index
  • Crowdfunding Solutions to our Biggest Issues
  • Welcome Generation Z to the workplace!
  • Company Corner: Happy New Year!
  • Client Corner: Russian cultural delegation tours Ontario with MDB Insight
  • Resource Review: Gift Giving

Posted on 26, Sep | Posted by

How will Baxter change manufacturing?

I initially heard about Baxter during my commute last Monday, as technology expert Jesse Hirsh did his weekly piece on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning. I listened attentively as he outlined its capabilities, and how a new generation of adaptive robots might affect the manufacturing industry. After looking it up at the office, the adaptability, flexibility, and accessibility of the robot definitely had me thinking about what it means for manufacturing. Read the full blog post

Posted on 22, Apr | Posted by

TINAN Number 35 (April 2012)

In TINAN Number 35:

  • Does economic growth = happiness?
  • Ranking small and mid-sized US counties. Do these results even matter?
  • Reshoring North American manufacturing
  • Denmark is the place to be for cleantech start-ups
  • Supporting employee retention
  • Company Corner: Sarah Lewis Joins MDB Insight
  • Resource Review: On the hunt: Ideas for the intuitive

Posted on 22, Nov | Posted by

TINAN Number 30 (November 2011)

In TINAN Number 30:

  • The great manufacturing rebound?
  • Heel heights: the hottest trend in alternative economic indicators?
  • Ranking Canadian cities’ online marketing
  • What makes a great national brand?
  • Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be psychologists
  • Company Corner: Alex Barlow joins the MDB Insight team
  • Resource Review: Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next

Posted on 22, Jul | Posted by

TINAN Number 26 (July 2011)

In TINAN Number 26:

  • Leveraging Human Capital in the Cultural Sector
  • Mapping Immigrant Skills
  • Is Canada Interested in Innovation?
  • How Some American Metros are Responding to Manufacturing Job Loss
  • On the Topic of Talent Attraction
  • Company Corner: MDB Insight Welcomes Ryan Jeffrey to the Team
  • Resource Review: How We Sabotage Success – And How to Undo the Damage

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