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Economic Development

How Berlin Partner is driving economic development in the city

City Nation Place interviewed Andrea Joras, Managing Director, Berlin Partner, the public-private partnership that provides business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions More...

Community and Social Development

New York City’s Lowline to be world’s first underground park

Instead of talking about the marvelous skyscrapers in New York City, they may soon be able to marvel at the Lowline, the world’s first underground 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

The Higher ED Blog: Advice from the trenches on running a business incubator

Small businesses are important to the economy. They account for 98% of all businesses in Canada and employ 70% of the total private labour force. More...

Workforce Development

If the ‘gig economy’ is booming, why is ‘freelance’ still considered a dirty word associated with failure?

“Freelance is kind of a dirty word now; it sounds like what you do in between jobs,” says Ryan Emberley, a 30-year-old society and celebrity 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

Canada should adopt an emissions tax to fund green energy research: CD Howe Institute

CALGARY – To avoid wasting clean-technology research and development funding, the Canadian government should adopt a carbon price and encourage other countries to follow suit, More...

Technology and Innovation

The employment and wage impact of broadband deployment in Canada

A recent article published in the Canadian Journal of Economics “provides the first empirical assessment of the impact of broadband on employment and wage growth More...

Policy and Research

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (fall 2016 ed.)

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...