Economic Development


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Economic Development

In today’s world, both enterprises and people are demanding greater accountability, transparency and responsiveness from government. At the local and regional level this means that governments have to be better positioned to understand their economies and lead their development. GD Economics’ economic development practice provides solutions to clients by emphasizing the core elements of sustainable economic growth. This includes helping our clients develop cutting edge strategies through the creation of shared vision while achieving agreement on priorities amongst key local stakeholders. Our breadth of experience and knowledge allows us to help our clients understand what works best given the strong financial constraints they often face. We provide sound evidence and analytical value, while engaging the local stakeholder community and getting them to be actively involved in the development of both action plans and the implementation process. We provide:

  • Economic development strategies
  • Employment forecasts
  • Output forecasts
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Labour force analysis and readiness assessments
  • Institutional capacity development


City of Toronto – Employment Outlook for the GTA+H

Economic Development Strategy - Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Port Alberta

Niagara Gateway Economic Zone and Centre

Economic Development Strategy – Town of Tillsonburg

Economic Development Strategy- Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

Economic Development Strategy – Town of Lakeshore

Supporting Burlington's Economic Clusters - Burlington Economic Development Corporation

Cluster Capacity Study- South Etobicoke