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Economic Development

How vexillology can aid in your economic development initiatives

Close your eyes. Scan your mind. What does your city flag look like? Have you ever noticed it, or ever seen it? The flag of More...

Community and Social Development

Transportation innovation in smart cities

Seven mid-size cities in the United States are hoping they have the $40-million-winning solution for improving quality of life in their communities through transportation innovation. 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 Higher ED Blog: Barriers faced by immigrant women entrepreneurs

Longer life expectancies and decreasing birth rates have left Canada’s workforce in a precarious place. Immigration is often touted as the solution, but that solution 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

The Higher ED Blog: Heritage properties are better economic assets than you think

Economic development is about progress. It’s right there in the title: economic development. In a field that is forward-looking by definition, it can be difficult 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

Canada’s Intelligent success in economic development

Cities and towns face an onslaught of challenges that can threaten a community’s very survival and determine whether a community is truly liveable. The 18th More...

Policy and Research

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (spring 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...