Blake’s primary focus on the Niagara Economic Development team is overseeing economic, industrial and business research and analysis. He is a Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) in Canada. His experience in economic development ranges from business start-up services, innovation commercialization, economic research and analysis, and investment attraction. He has been active on various boards and committees relevant to industry in Niagara and has mentored foreign trained professionals new to Niagara. Blake holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brock University, a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from Humber College, and a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo.