"Heritage protection fails for the same reason other regulations fail." The above quote was the subtitle of an article on the second page of the business section of the Toronto Star. Like illegal parking, the ambiguity of heritage laws and the inconsistency of enforcement efforts aren’t entirely displeasing to the parties affected. Police love illegal parking.…Read more
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Having gone on and on about the effectiveness of incubators as an economic development tool, some people might think I’m advocating that governments create and run more incubators. A perky little blog may not be the place to try and tighten the focus on an issue like this, but let me try: at the municipal level…Read more
Of all the ways that municipal governments try to stimulate economic growth, business incubators are going to become increasingly important. Every economic review by every level of government highlights a set of challenges that business incubators can address. Innovation, competitiveness, management skills, and access to capital are all central to the incubation experience. Jobs, GDP, and tax revenue…Read more
I’m no Marxist. In fact, I went to York University when it was rife with stale socialist foment and avoided it like the plague. I appreciate the balance of interests manifest in the economy here, even if I think the dinosaurs of the right are tipping the wrong way. So, it galls me to confess…Read more
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