Toronto as a Global City: Scorecard on Prosperity 2015
The Toronto Region Board of Trade produces an array of policy thought leadership, advocacy initiatives and support services, based on ground breaking research, to identify the latest trends, opportunities and challenges, to help businesses advance our region's prosperity.
Intensive research goes into annually compiling the Board's, Toronto as a Global City: Scorecard on Prosperity
report. Produced with the generous support of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA of Ontario)
over the past seven years, Scorecard
offers a comprehensive overview of how the Toronto region performs among 24 international cities on key measures of economic performance and liveability. Scorecard
is recognized for its superior economic data analysis of the performance of other city-regions and forms the backbone of our advocacy outreach.
Did you know that only 5% of Canadian companies currently trade globally?
emphasizes the current opportunity, as commodity prices drop, the U.S. economy rebounds and the Canadian dollar lowers, for the region's businesses to take advantage of global markets and grow beyond trade with our biggest trading partner, the U.S. The report explores how two factors -- our region's digital infrastructure and our internationally connected talent base -- can help facilitate export-ready businesses to achieve greater global trade activity.
Previous Scorecard Editions
In a pivotal election year, Scorecard on Prosperity 2014
looked ahead, providing two potential future pictures of our region's economy: a "good enough" forecast based on a business-as-usual approach to public investments, infrastructure development and business planning; and a competitive forecast requiring strategic investments and tough choices to enhance the region's global competitiveness and take us from "good enough" to "great".
demonstrated what choosing the path to "great" means for the region and provided a tool for evaluating the platforms of mayoral candidates and provincial parties in addressing the region's economic and competitive challenges.
focused on the quality of human capital and its impact on our region's economic success. Scorecard 2012
provided the foundation for our regional Cluster Strategy Initiative