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Blane, Canada Ltd.’s history of innovation is built on a rich tradition of on-going primary economic development research. Findings are used extensively to add value to client assignments. However, much of what we learn is published and broadly shared to benefit the profession. Download any of these frequently requested publications for free. If you don’t see what you are looking for, give us a call. We probably have something in our extensive library of materials we would be happy to provide.

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Economic Development for the Team covers the fundamentals of economic development, our clients, programs, and issues. Stories and visuals make concepts relatable. It is packed with terms and a glossary serving as a quick source on the language of the field.

This 4-color, 240-page book is loaded with graphics, real world stories, examples, and tables bringing complicated concepts to life. An extensive reference glossary makes the building blocks of the profession—the acronyms and language of economic development—readily available to every member of your team.

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Over 20+ years, Blane, Canada Ltd. has been a prolific publisher of economic development business retention and expansion, as well as informative economic development marketing white papers. 

We draw from our independent research, our experience consulting with clients, and our past experience as local economic development professionals. We focus on the science behind the practice, not just anecdotal stories. There are plenty of best practices, but they are used to demonstrate how practices work or fail in an economic development environment.

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Blane, Canada’s 13 Tips delivers the storyline, the insight, the ah ha and the source link to go deep if desired. A six minute read draws widely from the environment influencing successful economic development and leadership in a changing world to keep you ahead of the game.