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Municipal Economic Development Index
MUNICIPAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INDEX (MEDI) 
The Municipal Economic Development Index (MEDI) – the latest addition to PSD’s suite of municipal benchmarking initiatives – contains various macroeconomic measurements to assist Canada's municipalities with their economic development activities. In order to stay competitive in attracting new talent, businesses, development and residents, communities must understand their economic advantages and disadvantages. 
 
MEDI provides municipalities with real-time, accurate and comprehensive comparative data to assist with economic development planning and research.  From population characteristics across communities, to a comparison of labour force distribution across occupations, MEDI’s data and advanced functionality can be used by the municipal economic development officer to bolster a communications campaign, inform a presentation to council, or directly support a marketing effort to bring new talent and business to your community. 
 
 
COMPARATIVE ANALYTICS
MEDI includes powerful comparative analytics, filtered by geography and population size, for key community attributes:
 
  • Age and gender distribution 
  • Ethnic minorities and marital status 
  • Pop. growth rates 
  • Annual median income by family type
  • Home owner & tenant characteristics 
  • Labour force dynamics (industry breakdown, employment rates, occupation)
  • Housing starts and completions 
 
BECOME A MEMBER
MEDI membership rates are based on the size of your community and are paid annually. A 5% discount applies for existing members of a PSD Municipal Benchmarking Module (Open Cities Index, Infrastructure Database of Canada, GIS Maturity Index).
 
MEMBER BENEFITS
  • Web access to complete MEDI benchmarking tool, including full reporting capabilities and trend analysis 
  • Development of individualized MEDI Report for your community
  • Ability to compare communities by population size, region, province
  • Request function, allowing communities to suggest new datasets to add to MEDI
  • PSD’s Municipal Economic Development Webinar package, including video recordings and slides from all past ecdev webinars
  • Complimentary registration for all future PSD ecdev Webinars, featuring trailblazers from across Canada and beyond
 
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE AND TO START BENCHMARKING YOUR COMMUNITY
519.690.2565    
info [at] publicsectordigest [dot] com