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Ronnie Sanders

Ronnie Sanders

Ronnie Sanders is a Senior Development Analyst with Millier Dickinson Blais. He lives in Toronto.

ronnie@economicdevelopment.org Twitter: @R_J_Sanders

Articles Posted by Ronnie Sanders

The Fastest-Growing States in America (and Why They’re Booming)

It stands to reason that a place like North Dakota, with its surging oil industry and 3 percent unemployment, would rank among the quickest growing More...

Some facts about northern Ontario’s massive Ring of Fire mining deposits

MARTEN FALLS, Ont. – Some facts and figures about a massive mining deposit in northern Ontario known as the Ring of Fire. Location: An area More...

Spain Tries To Boost Entrepreneurship

In Spain, entrepreneurship is largely a high-class hobby. Family money and connections have long been the best indicators of small business’ success. A recent World More...

The Most Overlooked Statistic in Economics Is Poised for An Epic Comeback: Household Formation

The most important graph of 2012? We asked around for some suggestions last week. We got 34 responses. This was mine. It answers the question: More...

9th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance (Dublin-Kilkenny, Ireland)

Today many local communities are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the More...

Thinking Bigger: Regional Partnerships Help Communities Build Up Their Economies – Dakotafire

Most Dakotans could answer that question easily: It’s the opponent the home crowd gets most fired up about playing on the football field or basketball More...

Could 2013 be the start of something good for Canada’s economy?

OTTAWA — Almost four years removed from the start of the so-called economic recovery, 2013 could be the year Canada finally leaves the legacy of More...

Creative corridor plan puts little rock on the urban design map

Lindsey Millar reports on a proposed Creative Corridor plan for Little Rock, calling it “vivid and grandiose, full of all the sorts of things New More...

Young entrepreneurs and trades in canada: generation Y not all about university education

Michael Silva is a confident 24-year-old whose ambition led him to start BudgetParking Inc., a parking enforcement business that brings in more than $100,000 a More...

USDA land stewardship program conserves 50 million acres in 4 years

In just four years American farmers and ranchers have voluntarily conserved 50 million acres of U.S. land through the USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program. An additional 12.2 More...

Municipal services on the menu at Boston’s newest food truck

Boston City Hall is taking its show on the road. Its new food-truck-inspired ‘City Hall To Go’ is bringing government to the people. Continue to More...

The tax-free six step approach to a digital economy strategy: Geist

Unless there is a late December surprise, 2012 will end with Canada as one of the only developed economies without a clear plan for success More...