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Questions to consider... •   Is Alberta’s economy diversified? •   Why bother? •   Diversity by export market? •   Can div...
Why diversify?
Diversify for diversity’s sake?
Can Government Policy Induce Diversity?FEDERALDepartment of Regional Economic Expansion (DREE) – 1969Department of Regiona...
Moving up the Value Chain
Summary: Chasing the Holy Grail? 1. worth it, but not easy 2. Alberta more diversified    within its energy resources 3. g...
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
Presentation for abc technologies june 2012
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  1. 1. Questions to consider... • Is Alberta’s economy diversified? • Why bother? • Diversity by export market? • Can diversity be “created”? • Do we need to move up value-add?
  2. 2. Why diversify?
  3. 3. Diversify for diversity’s sake?
  4. 4. Can Government Policy Induce Diversity?FEDERALDepartment of Regional Economic Expansion (DREE) – 1969Department of Regional Industrial Expansion (DRIE)1987• Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)• Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC)• Federal Economic Development Northern Ontario (FEDNOR)ALBERTA- programs for direct ownership of industry (1970s and 1980s)- Proposals for an Industrial and Science Strategy for Alberta 1985 to1990- The Alberta Advantage in the 2000s- ???
  5. 5. Moving up the Value Chain
  6. 6. Summary: Chasing the Holy Grail? 1. worth it, but not easy 2. Alberta more diversified within its energy resources 3. gov’t efforts have been underwhelming 4. non-market sectors and design-oriented industries offer promise
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