Type : Tools

Economic Development Analysis Resources
Tools Canada
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/edr/edar/index.html
Analyst is a web-based tool that provides data on regional economies and work forces. It was developed to help economic development professionals better understand their region so they can make informed decisions about how to build strong regional economies.

Reality Check
Tools Canada
http://www.theciel.com/publications/realitycheckgeneric2010ciel.pdf
This tool helps to measure commitment, resources, leadership and whether the timing is right to undertake action for community development.

Community Economic Development Preparedness Index
Tools Other
http://cced.ces.uwex.edu/2010/08/22/community-economic-development-prepardness-index/
The index helps communities in analyzing strengths and weaknesses before developing a plan to improve economic development opportunities in the community. The index is based on individual perceptions of activities and conditions in the community; over which they may or may not have some level of control. It provides a reflection of community's readiness to retain existing businesses and income, attract new businesses, residents, and income, and expand small businesses and income within community.


The directory is intended for guidance and information only. It identifies resources available on the web, but is not considered an all-inclusive listing.