Economic Development

I Left The City

I Left The City

Our County has launched a new campaign titled the “I Left The City Show.”  The campaign is aimed at attracting Lone Eagles, people and entrepreneurs who live in large cities such as Toronto or...
Andrew Redden
24.03.2017
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TripAdvisor: Why It Matters to Your Tourism Business

As technology advances, the ways in which we communicate grow and the opportunities to connect with visitors becomes endless. People are looking to the Internet to get travel information and read...
Kasey Rogerson
21.02.2017
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Big difference in house prices

Have you been following the news out of Toronto?  Bank of Montreal's chief economist Douglas Porter wrote in a report this week the "Toronto housing market - and the many cities surrounding it...
Andrew Redden
16.02.2017
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Madoc

Lowest unemployment rate

Have you seen the numbers for January?  Our area has the lowest unemployment rate in Ontario.  An unemployment rate is defined most basically as the percentage of the total labour force...
Andrew Redden
13.02.2017
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Limerick Lake

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

I am aware that parents and people in general would like to see more jobs in Hastings County.  They want kids and other young people to find work locally.  Fortunately there are many jobs...
Andrew Redden
27.01.2017
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TripAdvisor Workshop: Making the Most of your Listing

As TripAdvisor introduces new opportunities for destination marketing - like customized content to complement the site’s traditional user-generated content - we’re working to put the region’s best...
Kasey Rogerson
10.01.2017
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Potter Settlement Winery

Do the math

If you've read previous blog posts I've written you'll notice that I have made a habit of contrasting the City of Toronto with Hastings County.  A major focus has been real estate prices. ...
Andrew Redden
04.01.2017
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When social media gets crowded

Wherever I go, whether it's a seminar, a meeting or just chatting with colleagues, I hear testimonials for social media.  The benefits of platforms like Facebook and Twitter are touted including...
Andrew Redden
05.12.2016
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Better for families

Regularly I talk or post about how much more affordable Hastings County is compared to big cities like Toronto.  I have some more proof! Below is an infographic featuring some statistics I...
Andrew Redden
20.10.2016
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Alysha Dominico

Investing in yourself

At our office we try to come up with a topic or theme each month or so to guide our social media activities.  For September and October the focus is on "Investing in yourself".  As I...
Andrew Redden
16.09.2016
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