About the Journal

Papers in Canadian Economic Development includes selected policy analysis papers written by professional Economic Development Officers to complete the requirement for the Certified Economic Developer - Fellowship designation.

Articles may cover any aspect of the broad economic development field, but usually fall under one of the following topics:

  • Canadian and international models for community economic development
  • economic development policy
  • the Canadian economy
  • economic issues facing local economic development
  • labour and skills development
  • community marketing strategies
  • analytic techniques for local economic development
  • First Nations context, consultation and partnership
  • small business development and support; entrepreneurship
  • tourism development strategies
  • regional development strategies – politics of inclusion
  • green economy, energy and opportunities
  • business retention and expansion strategies
  • knowledge economy and creative class trends.