|About the Centre|
|Business Research in Healthcare|
The Innovation and Knowledge-based economy has become a major driver of economic growth in urban areas around the world. As a result, the roles of cities and regions in a global economy are being refined and reshaped. The transformation that is emerging is as significant and as challenging as the transformation made from agriculture to industry. Most significant, is the move away from jobs based on physical activity or repetitive tasks to ones that require analytical skills and judgment.
While cities play an important role in this shifting economy, there is growing evidence of the impact that a creative economy can occur in suburban, small town and rural communities. These studies form the basis, from which rural northern Ontario communities can work towards building stronger, more vibrant and dynamic creative economies independently and through collaborative efforts. This conference focused on how the theory of the creative economy experienced in practice in rural Ontario Communities.
Other Conference Sponsors Include:
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development (PELA CFDC), Prince Edward County (PEC), the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI), and the Government of Canada.