What are the key trends in local economic development and what are the implications for small communities? As rural and northern communities plan for COVID-19 recoveries they need to be aware of the broader trends in local economic development. On November 6, 2020, Prof. Ryan Gibson shared local economic development insights with the Community Futures Northeastern Ontario Conference. The presentation outlined key macro-level themes influence local development, highlights from recent research initiatives, and suggested considerations for moving forward.

A copy of the presentation and the resource handout from the conference can be found below:

Where to from here? Local economic development trends, insights, and implications

List of publications, resources, and other materials referenced in the presentation