Posted on 18, Sep | Posted by

TINAN 65 (September 2015)

In TINAN 65 the MDB Insight team looks at employer engagement, why businesses are moving back downtown, playable cities, income inequality in OECD countries, and Canada’s innovation grade.


  • Win-win-win results with employer engagement
  • Why companies are moving downtown
  • Is your city playable?
  • Are you rich or poor?
  • Canada scores a C in innovation
  • Company Corner: Millier Dickinson Blais is now MDB Insight

Posted on 22, Nov | Posted by

TINAN Number 41 (November 2012)

In TINAN Number 41:

  • Passionate about economic development? is for you.
  • Leading indicators of national performance
  • Creative placemaking
  • Creative entrepreneurship and economic growth
  • Workplace culture and passion capital
  • Client Corner: Gananoque being proactive with job creation
  • Resource Review: Focusing on What Matters

Posted on 19, Oct | Posted by

Assessing Impacts in Creative Placemaking

My last blog dealt with ‘creative placemaking’, which is receiving increased attention in both Canada and the United. The belief is that creative placemaking can produce a wide range of positive outcomes at a neighbourhood or district level.  Some of these outcomes include job creation, strengthening networks, building social capital and community capacity. While there are many individual projects that have demonstrated success, there is movement on both sides of the border to establish a more empirical base of evidence to substantiate the merits of creative placemaking. Read the full blog post

Posted on 22, Aug | Posted by

TINAN Number 39 (August 2012)

In TINAN Number 39:

  • The value of investing in Canadian downtowns
  • Identifying and developing top investment cities
  • Seeking students who love science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for economy of the future
  • A Leadership Deficit….. Fact or Fiction?
  • Client Corner: Brighton’s Readying for Business
  • Resource Review: 13 ways to kill your community

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