Manufacturers Pivoting to Make a Difference

Big brands and local businesses are banding together now and helping the world. Here are companies and industries that have found a way to help out and make a difference in a time of need.

1. Breweries are making hand sanitizers and giving it away for free! 

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: Guides & eBooks|Comments Off on Manufacturers Pivoting to Make a Difference

Our must-read books for 2020

It’s the holiday season! And we have a special something we put together just for you. Our team rounded up a list of their favorite reads of the year. Nothing like slowing down a bit, grabbing a good book and escaping it all. These books also make great gift ideas! […]

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Guides & eBooks|Comments Off on Our must-read books for 2020

8 Key Insights on FDI from Global CEOs
an Analysis of the 2019 A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index

A.T. Kearney recently released their 2019 Annual FDI Confidence Index. This wide-ranging survey of company executives worldwide gives a good indication of how companies and their leaders feel about investing in markets around the world. One of the most striking outcomes of the study, as acknowledged by the authors, is […]

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Business, Data Visualisation|Comments Off on 8 Key Insights on FDI from Global CEOs
an Analysis of the 2019 A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index

Resilience in Economic Development

The concept of resilience has long been understood in a human context as an ability to bounce back; to withstand and adapt to changing conditions. 

In a scientific context, resilience refers to elasticity or the capacity to spring back into shape following the […]

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The Power of Storytelling for Investment Attraction

Business and communication expert Seth Godin is not alone when he says, “Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories that you tell.” The idea that marketing through storytelling offers the best opportunity for a brand to stand out from the crowd […]

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Business|2 Comments

Canadian Startup Ecosystem

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 […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Startup Ecosystem

Brexit Stage Left

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 […]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Politics and Economic Development

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 […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Politics and Economic Development

The Economic Development Marathon

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 […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Economic Development Marathon

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

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 […]

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s Complicated: The Future of Automation and Our Workforce