Episode 93

Alia Abbas Spills the Tea on the Importance of Small Businesses in Community Development


May 8th, 2023

39 mins 23 secs

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About this Episode

In this Econ Dev Show podcast episode, Dane Carlson interviews Alia Abbas, former Economic Development Officer for the City of Toronto, who shares her insights on business continuity, the importance of small businesses in community development, and the concept of "employment lands" in Canada.

Alia emphasizes the crucial role of small and family-owned businesses as advocates and champions for their communities, and the growing trend towards sustainability and greener economies in economic development.

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