Tag Archives: Municipal Government

Thinking inside the box: The City’s approach to innovation

When Edward Keenan points out that the City of Toronto hinders innovation, he doesn’t go halfway far enough in his critique. This is unusual, because Keenan often writes what I think, sometimes before I think it, and always more intelligently than in my overwrought postings. His general point is that the City inhibits innovation in…
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Why Incubators are in the Future for Municipal Economic Development

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…
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3-Ps

After three years of effort and investment by Centennial College, its bid to redevelop the former Guild Inn in Scarborough is likely at an end. In a meeting at City Hall, the Government Management Committee will probably recommend that the City pursue a diminished different development concept with a new set of proponents. Sadly, this…
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