Updating the It’s The Economy, Stupid archive

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New Brunswick needs more international students, not less

Jul 28 at 10:47 pm

What's the big idea?

Jul 27 at 8:15 am

Learning from history: Tourism edition

Jul 15 at 2:21 pm

Donald Savoie is a singular figure

Jul 5 at 8:37 am

The EI program should be fundamentally transformed

Jul 4 at 7:36 am

The Grinch who stole EI from impoverished students

Jun 30 at 8:54 am

What ever happened to the smart grid?

Jun 29 at 7:03 am

Are Atlantic Canada IT firms scaling up as fast as the rest of the country?

Jun 23 at 12:55 pm

Equality of opportunity, not outcome: Economic development edition

Jun 14 at 6:30 am

Air transportation: Build back better? At least just build back 

Jun 11 at 8:53 am

Building Mr. Dunster's empire

Jun 4 at 8:05 am

The sustained economic growth imperative: Bill Morneau edition

Jun 3 at 8:18 am


Seasonal EI and the future

May 31 at 9:00 am

Learning from tragedy: Deriving meaningful local action

May 29 at 8:13 am

Should Susan Chalmers-Gauvin be in the JA Business Hall of Fame?

May 16 at 5:06 pm

Workin' 9-5 is mostly a myth

May 13 at 9:29 am

Must, should and could: Three categories of economic development

May 10 at 7:42 am

NB workforce in uncharted territory

May 7 at 9:13 am

Sharp elbows: Nous embauchons edition

May 3 at 5:39 pm

Anti-capitalist? Anti-grandma?

Apr 24 at 8:07 am

If not build back better, at least build back not worse (air transportation edition)

Apr 20 at 7:16 am

It's déjà vu all over again, super-commuter edition

Apr 17 at 8:23 am

Where's your HR plan?

Apr 8 at 6:54 am


Complacency still one of the bigger risks to Atlantic Canada's resurgence

Apr 6 at 10:41 am

Is Saint John poised for a comeback?

Apr 1 at 8:04 am

Data centres and economic development: Alberta's challenge

Mar 28 at 8:16 am

Happiness doesn't pay taxes

Mar 26 at 7:44 am

Insights Atlantic Premiers series: PEI's Dennis King

Mar 18 at 3:57 pm

Is female entrepreneurship on the wane in New Brunswick? 

Mar 11 at 2:42 pm

The rise and fall of CyberNB: Not the same as the cybersecurity sector

Mar 7 at 2:03 pm

If they are coming, we should want our share

Mar 4 at 7:46 am

What do we do everywhere else?

Feb 27 at 7:00 pm

Dispatches from the road: The Big Smoke

Feb 22 at 9:18 am

Hoodwinked: Getting things done in a cynical age

Feb 19 at 10:07 am

Population growth is not the end goal

Feb 12 at 10:55 am

Enough already: It's time for a little ambition

Feb 3 at 5:20 pm

Ensuring workforce demand can be met across the spectrum of industries/occupations

Feb 3 at 6:38 am


Atlantic Canada's lost global geopolitical opportunity

Jan 27 at 8:33 am

Postponed: McKenna Royal Commission on the Future of the Maritimes

Jan 21 at 7:51 am

The surely difficult decision of moving to Level 3

Jan 14 at 6:36 am

Do we need more economic development organizations?

Jan 8 at 9:53 am

Are you an optimist heading into 2022?

Jan 5 at 7:20 am

What's up with young adults in New Brunswick? 

Dec 23 at 8:06 am

Nova Scotia and its great big audacious population growth target

Dec 20 at 7:00 am

Pay attention: mRNA vaccine production on PEI is a game changer

Dec 18 at 10:09 am

Dealing with another kind of supply chain challenge

Dec 18 at 9:58 am

What should we do with downtowns? Double down.

Dec 3 at 6:37 am

The energy sector transformation: New Brunswick will need sharp elbows

Dec 3 at 6:18 am

Job vacancy spike: Ephemeral or structural

Nov 29 at 6:18 am

At the end of the day, even for immigrants it is about the jobs

Nov 22 at 7:27 am

As NB companies become more global, I still hope for a little home team bias

Nov 16 at 6:46 am

It'll take more than Ghostbusters to reinvent the Alberta economy

Nov 14 at 8:48 pm

On airport consolidation, think very carefully

Nov 13 at 7:59 am

Successful economic development: Don't move away from outcomes measurement

Nov 10 at 5:04 pm

The Moncton Miracle: Redux

Oct 25 at 2:37 pm

I demand a referendum on CEWS payments!

Oct 20 at 12:48 pm

Youngsters or old-timers? Who is moving to New Brunswick? 

Oct 13 at 8:56 am

Do you know the way to Belleisle Bay?

Oct 4 at 11:21 pm

Should tourism be a focus of post-pandemic growth?

Oct 1 at 7:21 am

September 2021

Comin' back up the road? Ontario moves east.

Sep 30 at 7:42 am

Female immigrant entrepreneurs in Canada

Sep 30 at 6:56 am

BioNB: The next 25

Sep 29 at 7:34 am

Data and statistics: Objectivity versus selling the soap 

Sep 29 at 7:16 am

The Freedom 55 hangover continues...

Sep 23 at 12:34 pm

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Journalistic malfeasance when writing about statistics

Sep 18 at 4:41 pm

Property tax assessment windfall should lead to lower tax rates

Sep 17 at 7:19 am

A lighthouse strategy for economic development

Sep 17 at 7:06 am

A golden era for Chambers and industry groups?

Sep 10 at 10:09 am

Diane Francis needs to rethink her position on immigration

Sep 8 at 7:39 pm

Your community's talent pipeline = growth potential

Sep 4 at 8:17 am

August 2021

We should still means test income support programs

Aug 20 at 10:22 am

Grannies and grampies getting the Big Stamp?

Aug 18 at 9:53 pm

The Greatest New Brunswicker (s)?

Aug 7 at 11:58 am

July 2021

Where are the Mad Men (and Mad Women)?

Jul 29 at 7:00 am

New Brunswick needs growth industries

Jul 27 at 4:19 pm

Don't go home. 

Jul 26 at 7:15 am

When it comes to the costs of addressing our climate change commitments, give it to the people straight

Jul 12 at 10:33 am

Bad rap: Musings on government directed culture

Freddy Beach all growed up and now sitting at the big kids table

Jul 7 at 3:34 pm

Volunteering: The secret sauce for inclusive communities? 

Jun 28 at 9:14 am