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Economic Development

What will drive the new Vegas economy?

Last year, Las Vegas was visited by more than 41 million tourists from all over the world. In a city especially designed for consumption, expense, More...

Community and Social Development

Will Vancouver’s housing bubble burst?

In the book A Short History of Financial Euphoria, the prominent economist John Kenneth Galbraith described the causes and commonalities of speculative financial episodes, from More...

International Development

South African girls get head start in technology [analysis]

A national skills programme is changing the lives of young South African women and is proving that no job is too tough for girls. Through More...

Business Support

The pursuit of a self-sustainable incubator

The ability of an incubator to cover expenses with predictable, reliable sources of funding is what is called self-sustainability, and the pursuit of it is More...

Workforce Development

Looking for decent work? There are investors here to help

If you’ve looked for work recently, you may well have asked yourself: Where are all the good jobs? In an increasingly precarious economy, that’s the More...

Cultural Development

Drawing the line on cultural development in Toronto

In the frenzied world of Toronto property development, there’s only one place left to go: up. City planning has put a premium on increased density More...

Green Economy

How green is the U.S. economy?

Are the largest companies in the U.S. economy helping or hurting the environment and society? After evaluating the largest 500 firms on environmental performance of 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

Public sector ‘crowding out’ private job growth, hampering employment opportunities in Canada

OTTAWA – It may seem counterintuitive in an era of government fiscal restraint, but growth in Canada’s public sector is still outpacing private hiring. That More...