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Michelle Madden

Michelle Madden

Michelle Madden is a young professional working in the academic delivery of economic development. Since earning a master’s degree in Local Economic Development from the University of Waterloo, she has supported the graduate program and its sister professional training program in a marketing and communications capacity. On the side, Michelle--a native Cape Bretoner--does freelance work to make a difference in rural communities. Her specialties are urban-rural migration, expatriate attraction, and tourism development. She currently lives with her husband in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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Articles Posted by Michelle Madden

The Higher ED Blog: Place branding and place marketing in Ontario’s upper-tier municipalities

It is not strange for anyone to hear that today’s competition among places to attract resources (talent, businesses, visitors) is continuously rising due to globalization More...

The Higher ED Blog: The art of seducing creative talent

Talent attraction has become a common objective of cities around the globe. The presence of artists, as well as arts and culture offerings in a More...

The Higher ED Blog: Is the ‘Trump Bump’ a blip or a tsumani of talent on the move?

That’s President Donald Trump now, and he’s wasting no time. On January 20th, the controversial businessman and reality star was inaugurated as the 45th President More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (winter 2017)

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...

The Higher ED Blog: How to Optimize Your Economic Development Website to Attract Investors

You’re aiming to attract Canadian and foreign investors. You know that your economic development services can help them solve their problems—but do they know about More...

The Higher ED Blog: Best of 2016

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you’ll have the feeling that 2016 was a bad year. John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week More...

The Higher ED Blog: Come study in Canada (and enjoy progressive policies)

Normally, Higher ED is a platform for sharing economic development knowledge but today, we present an open invitation to progressive Americans (and others) to come More...

The Higher ED Blog: Charting your career path in economic development

Earlier this month, Aileen Murray spoke at the Economic Development Program’s Year 3 course on a variety of topics related to the economic development profession. More...

The Higher ED Blog – Aging in (a New) Place: Retirement Migration in Canada

  It’s no secret. Canada’s population is rapidly aging. Beginning in 2011, the first age-cohort of Canada’s baby boomer generation reached the traditional retirement age More...

The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories 2016

Happy Halloween! How appropriate is it that the scariest day of the year should land on the most dreaded day of the week? And how More...

The Higher ED Blog: Embracing your downtown’s “Second-Tier Cool” status

If we are being honest, when we think of “cool” or “trendy” places to live, the downtowns of mid-size cities rarely spring to mind. We More...

The Higher ED Blog: You need to know about this master’s program (even if you’re done with school)

Way back in 1980s, the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the University of Waterloo joined forces to create something this country’s economic developers wanted More...