There are approximately 60 consultants registered with the provincial economic development association. The majority provide project management services related to primary and secondary research, and some business development services. In many cases, economic development services are secondary to the provision of other core business services such as accounting and advocacy.
Capital EDC will enter into a campaign to enlist what appear to be compet5itors, as collaborators, providing support and back up where needed. This means providing advantageous prices, reseller agreements and agency discounts to a number of firms. The firm names and individuals will be listed as People with an Affinity to Capital EDC. The more registered on Capital EDC’s web site, the more successful, creating a community of Capital EDC contacts in a similar way to Linkedin. In fact, Capital EDC has establish a closed circuit community on Linkedin.