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Michael Darch

Commentator on the building of sustainable urban and national economies

Michael Darch has over 45 years of experience in technology management and economic development, primarily in C-level positions. His present interests include the increasing role that city regions play in national and international economies and the successful building of sustainable city economies in a complex and changing global environment. He was the founding President of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA).
Note To World: Canada Is Open For Business And More

Note To World: Canada Is Open For Business And More Investment

The combination of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and CETA gives all European companies, and in fact all foreign companies with a Canadian presence access to a market of nearly one billion consumers and a GDP of over US$35 trillion.
11/04/2016 01:29 EDT
President Obama Is Right: The World Needs More

President Obama Is Right: The World Needs More Canada

The situation in both the U.S. and the U.K. indicates disenchantment with conventional political elites. Donald Trump has been playing heavily to white voters who have seen an erosion of jobs, and for those with jobs, no real wage growth. Against this backdrop of polarization, political discontent, uncertainty and nationalism comes Canada.
07/26/2016 04:45 EDT
Building Globally Competitive Canadian

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.
07/14/2016 12:08 EDT
Cities Hold The Key To Strengthening Canada's

Cities Hold The Key To Strengthening Canada's Economy

Through investment missions done in cooperation with Invest in Canada, the leading lights of Canada's economic development agencies have learned two clear lessons: First, the battleground for Foreign Direct Investment is at the city level; and second, the weapons employed are the relative strength of city ecosystems and talent.
06/17/2016 02:32 EDT