New Investment Patterns In Canada Seminar Alberta


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A New Positioning for Alberta To Benefit From The Current Reshaping of The Global Economy

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New Investment Patterns In Canada Seminar Alberta

  1. 1. New Investment Patterns in Canada <ul><li>New technologies continue their penetration of the economy and demonstrate new growth as they are adopted by traditional sectors seeking to modernize their business processes . </li></ul><ul><li>A structural shift is occurring in the make-up of Canada’s international partners , which is visible in both export and investment patterns . </li></ul><ul><li>These new realities are redefining the economic and industrial structure of Canada , in both urban centres and outlying regions. </li></ul>A New P osition ing for Alberta T o Benefit From T he Current Reshaping of The Globa l E conomy Despite an unprecedented drop in business investment, some sectors keep on thriving and investing. Indeed, a nalysis of business investment patterns reveals new investment and growth opportunities. Sustainable development brings with it substantial constraints, but also opportunities for wealth creation. Under what conditions can Canada benefit from it? Tomorrow’s realities are already in the making. Revisiting Investment T argeting “ Our economy’s industrial structure is undergoing fundamental changes. At the same time as traditional assembly-line activities are being moved abroad, advanced industrial manufacture and design are beginning to gain critical mass. Tomorrow’s investors are preparing for emerging business opportunities that are as yet little known. These investors may include SMB’s, but they also include new divisions of large, long-established companies, wrongly termed ‘traditional’. ” Jean Matuszewski May 2009 © E&B DATA - 2009 The I nvestment O bservatory <ul><li>Since 2000, E&B DATA ’ I nvestment O bservatory has been monitor ing new investment projects on a daily basis across Canada. This has resulted in a unique information system, permitting both advanced analyses using recent data and accurate analysis at the sectoral and regional levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Close to 5 , 000 projects in various sectors of the Canadian economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows intersectoral analyses, targeting of emerging industries and identification of active investors. </li></ul>The S peaker s Louis Grenier has 25 years experience in economic development and investment attraction strategy. His work has led to the attraction of $650M worth of FDI industrial projects in Canada. With more than 60 strategic positioning studies for cities and regions, he is the creator the REAP Approach (retention, expansion, attraction, promotion) applied in economic region positionning. Isabelle Poirier has 15 years experience in economic development and investment attraction strategy. She conducts strategic investment climate assessment, inlcuding relationships with potential investors and stakeholders. Isabelle Poirier provides training in market intelligence for organizations such as European Business School, Department of Foreign Affaires and International Trade and Ministère du Développement Économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation. The C ompany A leader in the field of economic and industrial data , E&B DATA develops information systems that allow the identification of economic trends and investment opportunities. Such systems are at the base of a full range of client services, including training , program design and impact analyses . Through its Intelegia division, the company is active in competitive intelligence, information diffusion and Web 2.0 strategies. A Prospective Investment Anal ysis based on Previously Unpublished Data Investment Seminar Spring 2009