It's the Economy, Stupid!

David Campbell
Economic development in Atlantic Canada
Created 17 Mar 2021
  • Successful economic development: Don't move away from outcomes measurement
    10 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    During my consulting career, I have had the opportunity to work with over 70 communities in five provinces on economic development strategy ranging from places with hundreds of thousands in population...
  • The Moncton Miracle: Redux
    25 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    I was born in the Moncton Hospital. My parents were living in Petitcodiac at the time. I don’t remember much about the Hub City in the early 1970s as we moved away when I was five. I do remember as I ...
  • I demand a referendum on CEWS payments!
    20 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    There is a federal government program that provides financial support to ensure the provinces with weaker economic performance are supported and the residents of those provinces are less impacted beca...
  • Youngsters or old-timers? Who is moving to New Brunswick?
    13 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I recently published data on in-migration to New Brunswick by age group but our old friend Dr. Herb Emery wanted to know the migration (net) by age group. In other words, we may be seeing 1,500 people...
  • Do you know the way to Belleisle Bay?
    05 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    My wife, Adriana, came to New Brunswick on an international work internship program back in 1993. She worked in the same office and that is where we met. Part of the program she was using involved tou...
  • Should tourism be a focus of post-pandemic growth?
    01 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    It was nice to read about the Crabbe Mountain expansion plans in the paper today. As many of you know I am a fan of the tourism industry as it helps reduce the value of our trade deficit by bringing i...
  • Comin' back up the road? Ontario moves east.
    30 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 0 4
    The annual population estimates for Canada and the provinces were published this week by Statistics Canada and there is good and not so good news in there for New Brunswick. The numbers are as at July...
  • Female immigrant entrepreneurs in Canada
    30 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Across the board, self-employment is more prevalent in males than females across Canada. About 14% of non-immigrant males were self-employed at the time of the Census compared to 9% of females. Among ...
  • BioNB: The next 25
    29 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    BioNB celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday. As you know I am a fan of these intermediary organizations - not government, not individual firms - set up to advance the opportunities in a specific i...
  • Data and statistics: Objectivity versus selling the soap
    29 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    I break out in a wide grin at every new twist in the controversy over the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business survey. This report was started quite a while ago to assess how hard it was to start and r...
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