Creative Age

3 Phases of the Economy over 10,000 years in two minutes or less.

This history of the economy in many ways is quite simple. The numbers below are approximates and a bit of a mash up taken from several sources to illustrate trends and shifts in our economy. Here’s a brief 10,000 year … Read More

Micropolitan Manifesto – How to Revive Small Cities!

Micropolitan, really? Yes, really. It’s a statistical word but the opportunity is to bring it alive and have it equate to prosperity! Through my Peterborough Economic Development  lens here’s my take is this. Micropolitan means small city and rural blend, … Read More

Moving from the Industrial Age of Control to the Creative Age of Release

Recently, I’ve been listening to some Stephen Covey audio books to help me implement organizational improvements in my new role as CEO at the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation. While Covey doesn’t specifically refer to the Creative Economy, or Richard … Read More

What on earth is a Creative Rural Economy?

Dan explains the Creative Rural Economy at a Creative Minds event in Milford, Prince Edward County – Summer 2010.

The Opportunity Economy

Betsy Donald is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University and is well known for her work on the Creative/Food Economy. One of the challenges or problems with the label Creative Economy is it is often misunderstood or worse seen as … Read More