The First Benchmark Study Publication Of Web 2.0 And Online Marketing For
Business Attraction - Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC)

    How Well Do Canadian Cities Market Their Territory Online?

MONTREAL, Sept. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - E&B DATA will be releasing its findings for its benchmark study, "Web 2.0 And Business Attraction - Canadian Cities Online Marketing Index", during the EDAC Conference in Vancouver.

The study measures how well Canadian cities economic development agencies are marketing their regions to potential investors via the web. The uses of various Web 2.0 tools were assessed and the availability of relevant information sources for site selectors on the agency's site were considered as a part of the ranking process.

"The country of origin of capital investments in Canada has fundamentally changed. The majority of the investments no longer come from the United States. To remain competitive, major Canadian cities must rethink the means and the networks taken to promote their regions to new markets." says Isabelle Poirier, investment strategist at E&B DATA.

The study highlights the top 20 Canadian cities based on the usage of social media tools in particularly the cities of Halifax, London, Hamilton, Ottawa and Calgary.

The report is available at as well an abstract will be published on Intelegia's blog, Tools For Thought at

About E&B DATA:

E&B DATA is a North American leader in the supply of economic and business information. In addition, E&B DATA performs benchmark analysis for economic development initiatives. Equipped with proprietary databases and information systems, E&B DATA operates the largest business capital investment monitoring activity in Canada since 2000.


For further information: For further information: Isabelle Poirier, Investment Strategist, (514) 276-1700 x 104

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