Developing an Approach for Your Region
To help you understand how the business district framework was developed, the data sources used and the types of insight that can be gained, a data guide has been created to provide a detailed picture of the economy and a framework for recovery planning.
Provided here to help to inform other regions in Canada, this guide is an essential resource and an integrated view into the needs of business districts and the economic activities within them, supporting smarter, regional economic and infrastructure planning.
This data guide:
- Presents the data used to establish baseline economic indicators, which determines the overall picture of the districts’ economic health
- Explains how the data provide insights into the different parts of the region, their key industries, as well as strengths and challenges they face, prior to the pandemic
- Provides an overview of the data used to assess the impacts the pandemic has had, which include: (i) the impact on jobs in different industries, (ii) office space, (iii) remote working, (iv) travel patterns, and (v) municipal tax revenues
Download the Assessment Guide for COVID-19 Impact PDF
Business Districts: a new model for our regional economy
To provide effective solutions we must expand our understanding of the regional economy beyond geographical boundaries. Instead, we’ve introduced a business districts framework to examine our economy based on key physical, economic, and workforce characteristics.
We’ve analyzed each of the business districts to better understand the economic impact of the pandemic and identify how to support their recovery. The same districts can also be found across the globe.
Shaping Our Future
Shaping Our Future is a playbook for regional recovery featuring actions to help jumpstart economic growth in the Innovation Corridor, drawn from collaborations between government, businesses and the public.
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Leading Practices: safety measures applied to districts and their businesses
Find COVID-19 safety measures appropriate for your organization and your business in our database of control measures. They include leading practices that building owners, employers, cities, and transit agencies are using to mitigate COVID-19 transmission risk and have been compiled with the input of public health experts from our region.
Explore full list of practices