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2019 Drone Industry Trends and Companies to watch

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Infographic|

Drones are now gaining popularity for consumer, commercial, and civil government use. More affordable and sophisticated than ever before, they present many applications across industries, such as construction, cinematography, agriculture, and firefighting. A December 2017 McKinsey & Company study illustrates the dramatic commercial growth of the U.S. drone industry, from a mere $40 million in [...]

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The Best Countries for Business

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Infographic|

Top movers and shakers of the latest Forbes Best Countries for Business Top upward movers: Hong Kong moved up 4 spots from 6 to 2 and Taiwan moved up to 12 from 16 Biggest losers: US single biggest mover from 12 to 17 Austria from 14 to 18 Notable economies not in Top 10: India, China and [...]

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Site Selection: are you being noticed?

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Data Visualisation|

Regions always want to be in the running for new projects but what can an EDO do to ensure they are on the radar? How can they be noticed by site selectors to make sure their regions aren’t being passed over? We recently conducted an in-depth survey, targeting industry leaders, from boutique advisory firms to [...]

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Labor Force Growth % By Country

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  The above graphic tracks OECD labor force growth data per selected countries, when averaged from 2012-2017. While the overall trend is positive, there are some laggards, and some that are stagnating. The overall labor force is defined as the total population that is either employed, or unemployed and seeking employment. The Iberian peninsula continues [...]

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Canadian Startup Ecosystem

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

For this week’s blog post I wanted to discuss the value of targeting fast-growing start-ups. As we have mentioned in a previous blog post, while start-up companies account for only 3% of overall employment in the US, they represent nearly 20% of new job growth. I decided to reach out to a former ROI teammate, [...]

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Brexit Stage Left

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

I’ve surprised myself with how long I’ve managed to avoid writing a blog about Brexit. As the drama rages on there seems to be less certainty around the outcome of the negotiations now than there was 6 months ago. The impact of the UK’s exit will be felt, is already being felt in the world [...]

Politics and Economic Development

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Quebec recently went to the polls for its provincial elections. The result will likely not have much of an impact or draw much press outside of the province. Perhaps the most interesting aspect will be the resemblance of one of the party leaders to Lucius Malfoy… While the Quebec ballot is a paper ballot, there [...]

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The Economic Development Marathon

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Rock’n’Roll Marathon series rolls (and rocks) into Montreal this weekend. For many of the city’s runners, it is the culmination of a spring and summer of training, and the last big event before winter kicks in. Should be fun despite the inevitability of many city dwellers bemoaning city-wide road closures… When thinking about crafting [...]

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It’s Complicated: The Future of Automation and Our Workforce

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy Labor Day week from ROI! We want to express our appreciation to all our valued clients by sharing some helpful and educational content. We hope you find it valuable. Labor Day is recognized as a public holiday across North America (equivalent to May Day across much of Europe. Although, the holiday’s exact origins are [...]

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