Economic Development News & Insight

Economic Development

12 learning moments at #EDAC14

The annual conference of the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) was held in Calgary in September 2014. Here are some of the highlights of information that More...

Community and Social Development

Riding elephants: availability cascades in your town

We have all seen it happen. A developer brings a proposal to a community. It is leading edge and promising. Local council loves the concept More...

International Development

In a fast-growing city in Ghana, the streets finally have names

Did you know that about 1.8 billion people, roughly half of the world’s urban population, live without street names or addresses. Adele Peters at Co.Exist takes a look at More...

Business Support
Workforce Development

Ontario to tackle gender wage gap

Ontario’s Labour Minister, Kevin Flynn, will be creating a plan to the 31.5 per cent wage gap between men and women in the province. Women More...

Cultural Development

The arts and culture as economic drivers: Ideas and US best practices

A series of reports have focused on the role of cultural resources in advancing economic and broader community development agendas. Rust Belt to Artists Belt: Challenges More...

Green Economy

Fungus could be the help agriculture needs to adapt to climate change

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Imagine a world, just a few decades away, where once-fertile cropland is baked and starved of rain by ongoing climate change. More...

Technology and Innovation

How a national network can spur manufacturing innovation

Rebecca O. Bagley at Forbes takes a look at the four pilot institutes for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). This collection of up to 45 regional More...

Policy and Research

The new global centers for talent

Richard Florida at CityLab takes a look at a new study by the Boston Consulting Group and The Network, a recruiting firm, that  identifies the world’s leading cities More...