Local IDEAs

Local Indicator Database for Economic Analysis


Local IDEAs was made possible due to the efforts and contributions of many people and organizations.


Initial Core Funders and Partners:

Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Ontario Research Fund

The Conference Board of Canada

The Impact Group


Additional Funders and Research Collaborators:

Andre Sorenson, University of Toronto

Bloom Strategic Solutions & Consulting Inc.

Canadian International Council

Consider Canada

Creative Muskoka

Dieter Kogler, University College Dublin


Industry Canada

MaRS Data Catalyst

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Muskoka Futures

Prince Edward County

Tara Vinodrai, University of Waterloo

The District of Muskoka

The Innovation Systems Research Network

The Martin Prosperity Institute

The Munk School of Global Affairs

The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade, and Employment

The Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems

The Town of Huntsville

The University of Toronto

Utrecht University



Data Providers:

Denys Cooper

DTMI Spatial

Dun & Bradstreet



Statistics Canada

The Bureau for Economic Analysis

The Conference Board of Canada

The Impact Group

The U.S. Census Bureau




Principal Investigators:

Meric Gertler

David Hulchanski

David Wolfe



Gregory M. Spencer


Local IDEAs Researchers & Alumni:

Elena Goracinova

Ayin Li

Juan Morales

Marissa Soohoo

Ben Spigel

Michael Szpakowski

Qurrat-ul-ain Tayyab


And a very special thank you to Deborah Huntley who keeps everything running so smoothly!


Please let us know if we have missed someone!

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