Paul Blais - MDB Insight Inc, Executive Vice President
Paul has been active in economic development since 1995 when he was shot into the real world. For 10 years held positions of increasing influence as a municipal economic development professional in three rural and urban communities. He did not know it at the time, but these years of being accountable to the community helped to shape Paul’s innovative consultative approach.
Since the mid-aughts Paul has built on that experience while working with more than 200 businesses, communities, and NGOs. These projects are so interestingly widespread that he has no problem getting up for a day on the job.
Paul is equally comfortable with projects in small rural communities and large city regions and his work has received recognition from economic development associations across Canada. Paul is keen on keeping his knowledge current and takes every opportunity he can to listen to and talk about the latest and most relevant trends at conferences or with a few people around the boardroom table.