Economic Development, Poverty & Prosperity 2014

  1. Introduction to Economic Development, Poverty and Prosperity

    Achieving Socio-Economic stability is an essential ingredient in quality of life for Niagara. Our economy is in a period of shifting priorities, and is comprised of many diverse parts. We are building on a strong base of small to medium-size enterprises with manufacturing, agri-food, and tourism roots. We now have...
  2. Economic Development in Niagara

    Economic Performance and Growth CIBC World Markets (CIBCWM) Metropolitan Economic Activity Index “The CIBCWM Metropolitan Economic Activity Index is a measure designed to assess the relative performance of Canada’s major cities using yearly changes for nine key macroeconomic variables and drivers of economic growth. The macro variables used to develop...
  3. Income and Earnings in Niagara

    Low Income Measure in Niagara The following table is from the Niagara Region Housing and Homelessness Action Plan (HHAP) Technical Report Table: 2.1 2010 Low Income Measure Number of persons in household Low Income Measure One person 22,160 Two persons 31,339 Three persons 38,382 Four persons 44,320 Five persons 49,551...
  4. Niagara Poverty Reduction and Prosperity Initiatives

    The Cost of the Consequences of Poverty to Niagara’s Economy Niagara Connects partnered with the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University to create the 2012 policy brief, “Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back?” The brief highlights that the consequences of poverty are costing Niagara $1.38 billion a year...