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Economic Development

The Higher ED Blog: Does your city have what it takes to be an inland port? The key ingredients to success for logistics hubs

The rise of airports and freeway interchanges as cargo shipping points, and availability of inexpensive land in their vicinities, has drawn logistics services away from 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

A case for women geeks

Nigeria’s budding technology sector is growing fast. But growth can be accelerated if it integrates more women into its fold. Ommo Clark never wanted to More...

Business Support

Where’s America’s entrepreneurial economy?

You have to find it. Seriously though, while we see entrepreneurs making it big these days, we also hear about two times as many entrepreneurs More...

Workforce Development

Are the machines coming to take your job?

It has long been accepted that the rise of automated machines are taking jobs away from blue collar workers.  This is not a recent trend, More...

Cultural Development

Buying a house? How about the whole neighbourhood instead

When searching for real estate be it for living or investing, what is it that you look for specifically? Abandoned areas? Boarded-up house? None of More...

Green Economy

By 2050 the Greenest City may not be in the first world

As the world’s population continues to move closer to major urban centers, cities are attempting to implement greener practices to reduce environmental damage.  The problem? More...

Technology and Innovation

Be Intelligent about economic development – Attend the 2015 Intelligent Community Summit in Toronto

Why do people go to conferences, summits, seminars and roundtables? Why don’t we just sit in the comfort of our homes, sit back and turn More...

Policy and Research

The tragedy of Canada’s census

What once was a mandatory household survey resulting in jail time if not filled out every five years has now become a voluntary survey, should More...