Economic Development


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Economic Impact Assessment


Strategic Planning

Niagara Gateway Economic Zone and Centre

GD Economics staff prepared a vision, tools and actions for implementing the provincially designated Gateway Economic Zone and Centre in the US/Canada border area of the Region of Niagara. In particular, the study purpose was to address the Provincial intent that planning and economic activities in these areas must promote increased opportunities for cross-border trade, the movement of goods and tourism. The study involved a series of stakeholder interviews and discussions with key participants from local municipalities and the Regional government to establish strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The results of this assessment were used to prepare a vision and to identify planning and economic development implementation tools and actions. The final report proposed a policy framework for Niagara Region to address gateway issues and recommended a set of implementation actions. The recommendations were included in the Regional Official Plan for Niagara.


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