How can we makes cities more economically sound? Find out Sept.25 at this Conference Board of Canada webinar

Public Library CEO’s:

Economic development professionals are under increasing scrutiny to provide evidence that their efforts are bearing fruit for their communities. Some economic indicators, such as real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and population growth, are fundamental building blocks for any analysis. Others—like foreign direct investment in a region— are harder to obtain, but are invaluable for those who have this kind of evidence. So in a world that is swimming in data, how do you choose which information is right for your community?

Join us for Building Strong Cities: The Top 10 Indicators for Economic Development, taking place Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET. Kadie Ward, Founder of Build Strong Cities, will identify the Top 10 indicators that economic development officials should have at their fingertips, and elaborate on the best ways to utilize these indicators to inform, persuade, and evaluate their development strategies. To introduce the session, Alan Arcand, Associate Director of the Conference Board’s Centre for Municipal Studies, will provide an overview of the Conference Board’s newest economic outlook (Autumn 2015) for 13 of Canada’s major cities.

Participants in the webinar will receive access to the most recent Economic outlook for a city of their choice, an $895 value, absolutely free!

During this 60-minute session, you will learn more about:

  • Definitions, applications and implications of the top 10 economic indicators;
  • Approaches for involving stakeholders in using economic indicators, including municipal staff, elected officials and business leaders,
  • Real-time examples of how economic development agencies applied data to build their strategies;

The registration fee for this session is $199. This fee gives you access to the live webinar and Q&A session, as well as access to the recording that you can share with your entire organization.

To register for this event, please visit our website.

If you have any questions, please call 1-866-242-0075, or email us at Please quote campaign code ECTFSA8 when registering.

I look forward to seeing you there!


Joel Elliott
The Conference Board of Canada

PS: Just how innovative are Canada’s Provinces? Join us for An Innovation Report Card for the Provinces: Global Leaders & Late Adopters on September 25.