Using Data to Understand the Changes to Your Local Economy
The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping local economies across Canada. Some industries have bounced back and are growing. Others are in the process of renewal. Some will face systemic changes moving forward and others are likely to disappear completely. This presentation will focus on how we can use the most current data to understand how the pandemic is impacting our local economy and what the longer term impacts could be. Questions to be addressed will include:
- What industries will be the most impacted short and longer term?
- What is the outlook for small, locally owned business across Canada?
- Could we be looking at a world in the near future where local economies are dominated almost entirely by national and international firms?
- What is the outlook for tourism in the near and longer term?
- What about population growth and immigrant attraction?
About the Speaker
David is the President of Jupia Consultants Inc., a business and economic development consulting firm based in New Brunswick. David has more than 25 years’ experience as a consultant working with industry, not-for-profit organizations and governments across Canada. His focus areas include economic development strategy, economic impact analysis, population growth, cluster development and investment attraction.
From 2015 to 2017, David was Chief Economist with the Government of New Brunswick. In that role, he led the development of economic policy and economic development strategy for the provincial government. David is a columnist with Brunswick News, a published author, and writes weekly for the It’s the Economy, Stupid blog as well as co-presenting the weekly podcast Growing Pains with David Campbell.
In recent years, he has had the opportunity to collaborate with multiple think tanks and policy research organizations including the Conference Board of Canada, Public Policy Forum, Donald J. Savoie Institute at the Université de Moncton and the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University in Toronto.