• Economic Development

Strategies for economic growth

National and global economic changes have organizations grappling with new opportunities and challenges every day. New technologies, global supply chains, a fluctuating Canadian dollar, and international competition have disrupted the sectors and industries that have traditionally formed the bedrock of many economies. 

A creative and knowledge-based economy driven by ideas, innovation, knowledge, and collaboration have emerged as key drivers of economic growth. Many local businesses have also found themselves in an opportune position to take advantage of new consumer demands for original and local place-based products and services. BDO’s economic development consulting services help organizations capture these economic opportunities and mitigate the associated risks. We work with our clients to design and deliver strategies that foster economic growth, channel business trends, and realize an economy’s potential. 

BDO is deeply embedded in the economic development community across Canada. Our connection with the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) provides our consultants with detailed knowledge of the needs and tools of economic developers, as well as innovative insights and leadership on new trends in the field. Our professionals also support the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO), the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), and a variety of other organizations to provide advisory services to members of the economic development community.