This report seeks to determine what CED-oriented business development might consist of. This research will seek to determine what is meant by “Community Economic Development” and determine what the components of a potential business development strategy are and what role the different stakeholders are to play. The research will seek to provide the stakeholders with a better understanding of what might be possible in terms of North End business development as well as what might be required for those goals to be realized. Throughout, the New Economy will be considered for its impact on the North End and for its potential as a phenomenon to harness for the benefit of this disinvested community. The report includes North American case studies of potential business development strategies, and profiles the emergence and activities of the North End Community Renewal Corporation in Winnipeg’s North End. It also includes three case studies of successful CED-oriented business development strategies implemented by community development corporations (New Dawn in Cape Breton, HRDA in Halifax, and RESO in Montreal).