Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Emerging Economy: A New Initiative For a New Kind of City #yegcc

At the beginning of this term I took custodianship of a city initiative centered on new business start-ups. After a year of speaking to and working with a diverse array of stakeholders in this area, I experienced a lot of overlap – as well as some significant gaps – in the support offered to fledgling local businesses. Recently Council passed a motion to change the name and direction of this initiative from Startups to the Emerging Economy.

Edmonton is at the event horizon of a new type of economy – one based on original, sustainable, local and regional goods, services, …

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