Creative Rural Economy

Decide Where to Live First – Then Work There!

For Wellington based digital entrepreneurs Erik Rubadeau and Shannon Pitt it was “place” or community before business. Serendipitously Stumbling Across A Place To Live! Shannon has family in Napanee and while still based in Toronto 6 plus years ago on a visit to … Read More

The Age of Giving & Mentorship

Here is what happens when a talented engineer wants to giveaway his secrets.  In fact he wants to transfer his knowledge on his “universal robot” to youth for a start up and mentorship opportunity. Here is my latest column from The … Read More

The Art of Entrepreneurship

Here is my latest column from The Times, where I examine entrepreneurship in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. While the column is about people and “place”, I believe many of the stories I write about can happen in rural communities across … Read More

Rural Based Business Kicks Ass!

Here is my latest column from The Times, where I examine entrepreneurship in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. While the column is about people and “place”, I believe many of the stories I write about can happen in many rural communities … Read More

Tourism: A Foundation for “Place” Building

I was recently asked to submit a proposal for a talk at an economic development conference. The submission got me thinking that the topic would make a good blog post. The idea is to think of  tourism as economic development. … Read More

Community & Collaboration = Rural Prosperity

Here is my latest column from The Times, where I examine entrepreneurship in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. While the column is about people and “place”, I believe many of the stories I write about can happen in many rural communities … Read More

A New and Exciting Chapter

Well, I’ve decided to do it! I’m taking the plunge and focusing all my business efforts on becoming a full time entrepreneur. I just can’t seem to shake the bug, to work for myself and create my own destiny. This … Read More

Chapter 4 Teaser Product Development & Packaging

Creativity, Innovation, Product Development and Packaging In my observation this is often where economic development falls flat. As economic developers we don’t always think of ourselves as creatives, innovators, marketers, product developers and packagers. We do however think of ourselves … Read More

Chapter 2 Teaser – Build on Your Strengths

Crowd Sourcing As part of my crowd sourcing experiment, I’m wondering if this chapter warrants an alternate or more provocative chapter title such as  When R& D = Rob & Duplicate or “What space can we own?”.  What do you … Read More

Chapter 1 Teaser – Creative Rural Economy

The most exciting accomplishment I’ve achieved in my career to date was to discover the economic potential of Prince Edward County. What I realized early on was that if Prince Edward County was going to be a successful and growing … Read More

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