Posted on 20, Mar | Posted by

Will your job be automated- (6)

Will your job be automated?

New and emerging technology like robots and self-driving vehicles will fundamentally change the way in which we work, learn and live. As technology rapidly shifts at a pace not seen in human history, workforce automation has become a hot topic for workers, employers, and workforce or economic development practitioners alike. While there have been recent reports on the topic, a new paper by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Talented Mr. Robot: The Impact of Automation on Canada’s Workforce, looks specifically at the Canadian context.

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Posted on 8, Mar | Posted by

Workers at computers

A look at the workforce of 2020

What will your job look like in the future?

Markedly different, according to the World Economy Forum’s recent report, The Future of Jobs and Skills, which claims the world is entering a fourth industrial revolution spurred by demographic changes and technological advances in genetics, smart systems and nanotechnology.

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Posted on 13, Jan | Posted by

Where do tech industries cluster-

Mapping US tech start-up investment

By Giulia Ilacqua

Where do different tech industries (e.g. software, biotechnology, media) cluster? Richard Florida, Karen King, and the Martin Prosperity Institute try to answer this question in a recent study that explores the geography of tech start-ups and venture capital activity in the United States.

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Posted on 1, Sep | Posted by

Drone flying in the sky.

How do businesses learn?

By Tarryn Landman

“How do companies create new products and services?” A new report from the Brookings Institution explores this question and reveals some useful answers for economic developers and city policy makers. Read the full blog post

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 22, Sep | Posted by

TINAN Number 40 (September 2012)

In TINAN Number 40:

  • launches! New website is largest online source of ec dev resources
  • Entrepreneurship is the source of economic growth for National Governors Association
  • Stepping up Kickstarter (and other crowdfunding tools)
  • Is Canada losing its competitive edge?
  • How culture helps to make world cities
  • Client Corner: US-Canada workforce development study trip
  • Resource Review: Winning the coming jobs war

Posted on 22, Apr | Posted by

TINAN Number 36 (May 2012)

In TINAN Number 36:

  • New social media tools for real-world neighbourhoods
  • American cities in the global economy
  • A best practices toolkit for economic developers
  • Tackling challenges to Canadian competitiveness
  • Client Corner: MDB Insight helps secure $10 million for Ontario steel plant
  • Resource Review: Think fast…or slow

Posted on 22, Feb | Posted by

TINAN Number 33 (February 2012)

In TINAN Number 33:

  • Continuous innovation as a key driver of economic growth
  • Building win-win relationships between natural resource industries and communities
  • ICT, global collaboration and cities of the future
  • Technology influence on the workplace in 2012
  • Eastern Ontario CFDC Network Inc. Job Opportunity: Executive Director
  • Client Corner: City of Vaughan
  • Resource Review: So what is the economy for, anyway?

Posted on 9, Jul | Posted by

Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization by Jeff Rubin

It’s a Small World After All

Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller

It seems strange to talk about soaring oil prices with the bottom dropping out of the market, but that’s the starting point for Jeff Rubin’s new book Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization.  Rubin is the former Chief Economist for CIBC, Canada’s 5th largest bank, and – depending who you ask – it was this controversial book that was linked to his jumping (or being pushed) from that plum post.  Rubin suggests that while oil may be cheap now, that’s because we’re in a recession – when the recovery takes hold, process will soar, possibly past the previous peak of $147 a barrel.  That sounds like boom times for energy producing regions again, but Rubin also points to other local economic impacts. What happens when shipping cheaply produced goods from China becomes cost prohibitive?  Local manufacturing goes through a renaissance.  What happens when it’s no longer affordable to truck our food thousands of miles from farm to table?

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Posted on 16, Jun | Posted by

TINAN Number 2 (June 2009)

In TINAN Number 2:

  • First $175 Million in SODA Funding for Ontario – Apply by June 12
  • Carrying a Big STIC – Federal Government says Canada Losing Ground on Innovation
  • Vancouver Named One of World’s “Fast Cities 2009”
  • LA Times Analyzes Impact of Auto Dealership Closures on Local Economies
  • MDB to Share Best Practices for Aboriginal and Indigenous Economic Development at Gathering for Success
  • Ontario Cabinet Shuffle – Economic Development Minister Out, Sir Elton John In?
  • Client Corner: nGen
  • Resource Review:  A Brief History of the Future

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