Places to Grow


Places to Grow: Best Practices for Community-based Regional Economic Development in Ontario's North

May 24,  2018 | Jamie McIntyre 

In 2015, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) set out to conduct research on the status of economic development in Northern Ontario. This research consisted of interviews conducted over a four-month period with economic development professionals in First Nations and non-First Nations communities. The goal was to discuss the status of their local economy and identify opportunities to influence policy. In total, 72 conversations were held, resulting in a greater understanding of how First Nations and municipalities are faring socially and economically.

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