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Economic Development

The Higher ED Blog: 5 game changers to help economic developers better promote their community

Whether you’re attracting investors or keeping existing industry engaged, communicating your assets and success is pivotal to economic development. But marketing is getting more challenging. More...

Community and Social Development

The Higher ED Blog: Back to basics on public engagement

We know that engaging the public in economic development activities and initiatives is important, but let’s be frank: it’s difficult and takes skill to do More...

International Development

The Higher ED Blog: Why our obsession with impact in international development delivers the worst results

It is the eternal question: Is money earmarked to eradicate poverty making a difference?  Two decades ago the public, disillusioned over a lack of tangible More...

Business Support

Move over Mars, Venus means business

With all this talk about technology disruption and its affect on virtually every industry and job, another type of disruption has been flying under the More...

Workforce Development

Going to college is worth it, study finds

A new study provides a dramatic answer to the question nagging potential college students: Is college worth it? The short answer is yes, according to More...

Cultural Development

The Higher ED Blog: Newcomers are helping rural communities more than you think

Canada, as we know it today, was built on natural resources. From the early days of fish and beavers to today’s oil and gems, natural More...

Green Economy

World Bank report on rising water scarcity a wake-up call for North America

Life is dependent on water – and so is our economy. Every sector of the industry needs water. The agricultural sector needs water to grow More...

Technology and Innovation

How London’s tech sector can withstand Brexit

So this is what Brexit feels like. Last Friday’s news has cast a long shadow over London’s technology sector. The immediate sentiment of a community More...

Policy and Research

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

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