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Economic Development

The Higher ED Blog: A tale of two local economic development delivery models

Economic development is a relatively new field compared to other municipal functions like planning and engineering. As a result, economic development is still evolving in More...

Community and Social Development

Why Your Print Newsletter is Wasting Valuable Dollars

What was the first thing you did this morning when you woke up? If you are like 80% of smartphone users you likely checked your More...

International Development

How high unemployment has eclipsed the plight of South Africa’s working poor

In the wake of the financial crisis and the ensuing period of austerity, there has been a renewed interest in the working poor in developed More...

Business Support

The “how” of developing clusters

We have known about clusters as a “driver” of economic development for at least twenty years. Yet, the practice of how we build clusters is More...

Workforce Development

Digital Nomads: Coming to a Community Near You

Digital Nomad. The first time I heard the term was two years ago when a sibling announced they were going to become one.  What exactly More...

Cultural Development

Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station

Checking out books from the library is about to get easier for commuters. The Toronto Public Library hopes to roll out a book-lending machine at More...

Green Economy

The Higher ED Blog: What are the opportunities and challenges for a green economy?

In late 2014, ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21), we launched an on-going series on sustainability, economic development and the green More...

Technology and Innovation

Video game maker Ubisoft on the prowl for hundreds of workers in Toronto

Five years after France-based Ubisoft Entertainment SA opened the doors to its Toronto studio, the video game maker is gearing up to go on another More...

Policy and Research

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (winter 2016 edition)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series usually draws from Economic More...