September 2, 2016

 Anyone who knows me, or has spent five minutes with me in a professional environment knows I love economic development.  There is little I enjoy more than brainstorming opportunities, mulling over key challenges, of facilitating one of my trademark roundtables.  But r...

September 1, 2016

Across Canada, municipalities are hiring consultants with tremendous expertise to develop strategic plans to develop their economy and enhance their competitiveness in the global economy.  The good news is that there are a lot of great consultants, doing great work.  T...

August 31, 2016

Small municipalities don’t need top heavy economic development programs or hefty strategic planning documents on the shelf - they need to rally the community and develop bold strategies to ignite community-led economic development. 

As a former town councillor,  I know...

August 30, 2016

It’s no secret - communities across Alberta are struggling due to the fall in oil prices.  Residents, businesses, governments and community organizations are all looking for solutions to make it through these tough times.  To make matters worse, most small municipaliti...

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