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Economic Blueprint Institute

Leveraging the power of research and data, EBI works to enhance regional collaboration and competitiveness.

Foundational Sponsor

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A Data-first Approach

The Economic Blueprint Institute unlocks business growth and competitiveness by developing data-driven blueprints that catalyze action on the top priorities of the business community.

The EBI’s work is predicated on: 

  • Removing structural barriers to economic growth 
  • Investing in infrastructure that catalyzes regional growth
  • Promoting technology development and adoption as a key competitive strength
  • Advocating for regional coordination to drive the region’s global competitiveness

Research you can trust

Major EBI initiatives

Together with our partners, EBI helps uncover the hidden stories and patterns in our regional economy, using those insights to empower and inform strategic business and government decisions. Explore our latest tools, trackers and reports.


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Think Like a Region: Strengthening the Toronto Region's Talent Advantage

A regional approach will help Toronto compete globally and attract talent.


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Shaping Our Future: A Playbook for Rebooting and Reimagining the Regional Economy in Ontario’s Innovation Corridor

Ten actions which can help the municipalities in the Innovation Corridor integrate better.


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Business Districts and the Regional Economy

Assessing five Districts based on key economic, physical, and workforce characteristics.


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Canada's Innovation Corridor

Home to nearly eight million people and more than three million jobs, the Innovation Corridor generates two thirds of Ontario’s GDP and a quarter of Canada’s.


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Taking Off Together: Toronto Pearson's Workforce Strategy and Playbook

The airport suffers from the challenge: attracting and retaining talent. This report details trends and presents a set of recommendations that form a go-forward workforce strategy.

More About EBI

When the Toronto Board of Trade added “Region” to its name a decade ago, it was in recognition of the increasingly borderless way we do business.  A manufacturer’s supply chain rarely operates within a single municipality. Online shoppers in one end of a region can get same-day delivery from a business in another. People live in one city and work or study in another. Yet decisions that impact our economic competitiveness and the conditions for business growth happen in municipal silos and between different orders of government.

If the federal, provincial and municipal governments work together to direct investment, exporting and productivity would increase, unleashing the region’s economic potential, putting the Region on the map with other international jurisdictions who have adopted the power of regionalism to spur growth, as is the case with thriving economic regions in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Australia.    

EBI Partners

Founding Sponsor

The Economic Blueprint Institute is supported by several partners invested in using data analysis to guide future growth.

EBI Partner

More about the Board

World Trade Centre Toronto

The World Trade Centre Toronto is the Board’s trade services arm, offering award-winning programs that help businesses scale-up and export to new markets.

Policy & Advocacy

The Board’s policy agenda champions our members’ priorities to those with the power to drive change.

Sponsors & Partners

The Board’s sponsors are key enablers in helping us drive growth and competitiveness in the region.