1. Resources & Publications

    COVID-19 Decision-Making: A Social Impact Tool for Social Purpose-driven Organizations

    The McConnell Foundation developed this tool to assist social purpose-driven organizations to address the challenge of pivoting their business models, to play their role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource will be of interest to leaders who are called upon to make immediate and profound decisions with far-reaching consequences,...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Economic Rapid Response Team Completes Second Survey of Niagara Businesses

    Niagara’s Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) now has a clearer picture of the local impact COVID-19 has had on Niagara’s business community, thanks to the completion of its second Business Impact Survey. Over 1,300 businesses, representing over 47,000 employees from all sectors and municipalities completed the online survey, administered between...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Report

    The Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey was open to respondents from March 20 until March 30, 2020. Of the nearly 10,000 businesses that were contacted and/or reached through social media, 4,983 businesses opened the survey and 2,604 completed all or most of the questions within the survey. Data used for...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey (Completion Deadline: March 30, 2020)

    The Niagara Economic Rapid Response team asks Niagara businesses to complete a short Business Impact Survey, to help in the documentation of impacts and to inform recovery planning related to COVID-19. Published By: Niagara Economic Development, Niagara Region Publication Date: March, 2020
  5. Resources & Publications

    Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s Value-Added Food Sector

    The untapped potential of Canada’s value-added food sector presents an opportunity to increase international and interprovincial trade, inspire innovation, and break down barriers to economic growth across the country. While the food processing sector is already one of the country’s largest employers, there is plenty of room to grow. Published...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Towards Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy

    In September 2015, Canada and all United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), a shared blueprint for partnership, peace and prosperity for all people and the planet, now and into the future. The 2030 Agenda focuses on the commitment to leave no one...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster (Policy Brief #40)

    The purpose of this policy brief is to provide a portrait of recent trends in the agribusiness sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, it takes a deeper dive into some of the industry-specific strengths of the agribusiness sector as well as highlight...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Economic Update: May 2019

    The Niagara Economic Update is an annual report from Niagara Economic Development that provides an overview of the performance of Niagara’s overall economy. This update focuses on identifying areas of strength as well as identifying challenge areas. Published By: Niagara Economic Development, Regional Municipality of Niagara Publication Date: May 2019
  9. EventResources & Publications

    Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the May 15th, 2019 webinar “Better Business Outcomes Through a More Secure Workforce” with Damin Starr of Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises located in the Town of Lincoln as one of the webinar presenters. This webinar highlighted ways employers can learn how to mitigate risks...

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