Local IDEAs

Local Indicator Database for Economic Analysis

Gregory M. Spencer


Gregory M. Spencer is a Senior Research Associate at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the economies of local communities. Greg has published in the top international academic journals in his field on the topics of industrial clusters and the social dynamics of the creative process.

With over 15 years of consulting experience in Canada and the UK, Greg works extensively with all three levels of government. While working at the Munk School of Global Affairs he developed and managed Local IDEAs (Indicator Database for Economic Analysis). Prior to his academic career, Greg was Principal Consultant and Head of R&D at the Local Futures Group, an economic development consultancy based in London, UK.

Greg has taught undergraduate courses in Creative Cities, Research Methods, and Regional Dynamics in the University of Toronto and Queen’s University as well as Planning Methods in the Master’s Program in Planning at the University of Toronto. Greg holds a Ph.D. (Geography) and M.Sc.Pl. (Planning) from the University of Toronto and a B.A. in Geography from Bishop’s University.


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