Exploring regionalism as a means to positively Impact Economic Growth and Diversification on the Burin Peninsula

This research will investigate how theories associated with the new regionalism and collaborative regional economic development (RED) have been applied in circumstances comparable to the Burin Peninsula, a rural region in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to explore the potential for transferring lessons and approaches from these models to the region. The objectives of this research are: a) to suggest opportunities for positively impacting economic growth and diversification on the Burin Peninsula based on the experiences of other rural regions, and b) to address gaps within the academic literature, in particular the application of rural regional governance models and approaches to RED within the rural Canadian context.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Kelly Vodden


Ryan Gibson


Rural Secretariat


Geography / Geology / Earth science



Memorial University of Newfoundland



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