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We talk to Anna Look, owner and founder of Look Ahead Consulting. We talk about the role business events play in economic development and investment attraction, as well as the latest trends and shifts that are happening in the business events sector.Anna's website: Anna's LinkedIn:'s YouTube: 
We talk with Jerry Bouma, a local and well-respected consultant in the food and agriculture industry, who has consulted throughout the globe. He shares his insights as to why the Edmonton Metropolitan Region has so much potential in this sector, the current challenges, and where we go from here.Jerry can be reached by email at: jerry (at)
Sherri and Brianna chat with Dr. Leanne Hedberg, Director of the Social Innovation Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources Management and Management. We chat about barriers to building an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem, social entrepreneurship and how we can improve access and supports for underrepresented entrepreneurs. 
Brianna and Sherri chat esports with CK Dhaliwal and Madison Côté: what are “esports” and why they are an economic development opportunity for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. On February 18 & 19, 2023, the Alberta Esports Expo is being held – free – at the Edmonton Expo Centre
As we get ready to kick off 2023... Brianna and Sherri chat with the CEO of Edmonton- Global Malcolm Bruce.Brianna: bmorris@edmontonglobal.caSherri: sbouslama@edmontonglobal.caWebsite:
Searle Turton, MLA for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain, talks about the Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery Working Group that he recently chaired. He shares his experience moving from municipal to provincial politics and some ideas for engaging more people in the trades.
Mark manages the economic development corporation for another region in Alberta: the Harvest Sky Region. Brianna and Sherri ask about some of the region's past challenges and current initiatives. Learn more at:
Sherri and Brianna talk with guests Sheila Chauvet and Ashley Clark about a program that connects small businesses in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region with a student consultant that helps the business develop an online presence. To learn more about program, check out: To learn more about Sheila's business (and see the website she created with Ashley's help), check out: To learn more about the University of Alberta School of Business Consulting Group, check out:
We chat with Todd Babiuk about place branding that goes beyond buzzwords and gets to the heart of what makes a region truly unique and the role that place branding plays in economic development. Todd, a former Edmontonian, is now the CEO of Brand Tasmania in Australia. Website: Twitter: @babiak Brand Tasmania website: Twitter: @BrandTasmania
Jade Chiles, CEO & Co-Founder of Ordr, tell us about the new Ordr app, why he developed it, his career journey, and future plans for the company. Website: Twitter: @ORDReats
We chat with Edmonton Global's Jeff Bell about his career journey and about how data collection and analytics are used in economic development.
Sherri and Brianna share information about their roles at Edmonton Global, discuss past episodes and guests, ideas for the podcast moving forward, and why they support regional collaboration. Follow Brianna on Twitter at: @Brianna_jh
We discuss an upcoming event hosted by Edmonton Global with guests Hana Marinkovic, Director of Corporate Affairs at Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation, and Chris McLeod, VP of Global Marketing and Communications at Edmonton Global.
We chat with Myron Keehn, VP of Air Service, Business Development, ESG and Stakeholder Relations at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). We discuss how airports are economic drivers for a region, the history of the EIA, and the EIA's sustainability initiatives. Follow the EIA on Twitter: @FlyEIA
We chat with Janet Lane, Director of Human Capital Centre at the Canada West Foundation about their recent report "Work to Live: Alberta Youth Mobility" and how youth perceptions impact a region's ability to attract and retain talent.
We speak with Dr. Riya Ganguly, the University of Alberta's new Associate Vice President, Enterprise, and a former VP at Edmonton Global. We discuss career pathways, the role that post-secondary institutions play in economic development, the life sciences, and more! Dr. Ganguly: Brianna: Sherri: Website:
We chat with Adam O'Brien, CEO and founder of Bitcoin Well, the first publicly traded bitcoin company in the world.
We chat with Zack Storms of Startup TNT about angel investing and building community within the startup ecosystem. Twitter: @Startup_TNT
We chat with Dr. Bob Murray about challenges in economic development and about post-secondary institutions as economic drivers.
On this episode we discuss the recent Canadian Hydrogen Convention, ESG, and economic development with Alberta's Associate Minister Dale Nally.
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