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January 16, 2017

Should you pivot or persevere in 2017?

While the term ‘pivot or persevere’ is typically used in the startup world, it can apply to almost any business at a crossroads. Entrepreneurs periodically need to assess their business and ask themselves this question: Am I making the progress I had hoped for and is it in line with my initial strategic plan or [...]
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December 20, 2016

CEDEC supports Lower North Shore Tourism

Regional organizations working together to support tourism on the Lower North Shore Blanc-Sablon (QC) – December 20, 2016 – Cultural tourism is a growing market and communities along Quebec’s Lower North Shore are taking full advantage of this opportunity. Since 2014, partners and stakeholders have been meeting regularly as part of a Regional Tourism Ad-Hoc [...]
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December 15, 2016

Calculating the Value of Revitalization: Shigawake by the numbers

By David Felker When CEDEC works with communities to develop long-term solutions to economic challenges, demonstrating impact along the way takes different forms depending on the project. The Shigawake Fair and Music Festival is an example of community revitalization that started modestly but has grown considerably in size and scope in recent years. Every August, [...]
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December 15, 2016

Combining Tech and Tourism for Community Growth

The week of October 24, 2016, was filled with a rich exchange of information around the importance of integrating digital technologies within the tourism sector with the intent of supporting and developing the immense potential of communities in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Several knowledgeable presenters, including CEDEC, were on hand to share their expertise and insight at [...]
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December 12, 2016

Recommendations for the Action Plan for Official Languages

The Government of Canada, through the Department of Canadian Heritage, is consulting Canadians as it develops a new multi-year action plan for official languages in Canada. These are CEDEC's recommendations: PRIORITIZE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEXT ACTION PLAN FOR OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Link the next Official Languages Action Plan, especially its community economic development component, [...]
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