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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...

Canada bounces back with 26,000 new jobs; jobless rate edges up as more look for work

OTTAWA – True to its almost-routine see-saw pattern, employment in Canada rebounded in August with a 26,200 gain in jobs, after losing an almost equal More...

Renewing the Soo: How alternative energy investments are transforming Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. – For a city that uses the slogan “Naturally Gifted,” the Soo’s downtown is a dispiriting place, notable for cracked parking More...

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...

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...

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...

Building unicorns: Will the money be there for Canada’s tech startups to succeed?

The best thing about my job is that I often get to see the future. A few weeks ago, for example, I met with several More...

How regulation will smother the sharing economy

U.S. president Ronald Reagan famously summed up the logic of government thusly: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if More...

U.S. economy creates a modest 151,000 jobs in August

WASHINGTON — Job growth slowed back to a moderate pace in August, and the nation’s unemployment rate held at 4.9 percent for the third straight More...

Parks not just amenities, but also economic development tools

Every city seems to want more parks. Not only do city parks and greenspaces provide much-sought-after amenities for members of the community, but they also More...

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...

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...