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Canadian income study: rich stay rich, poor stay poor

Daniel Tencer from Huff Post looks at a new study that shows it’s getting harder for Canadians to move up the income ladder. Read full More...

How families protect the financial health of cities

The growing financial insecurities of families around the globe have been fast becoming a chronic issue for many communities. As the cost of living continues More...

Why gender parity could be a massive boost to the GDP

Lydia Dishman from Fast Company looks at how gender equality could add trillions to the worldwide economy and why we are holding back. Read the More...

Urban forests yield high returns

Mannheim, Germany just raised the bar for urban planners as a new car-free neighbourhood is set to be developed by design firm, MVRDV. The urban More...

Geography and life expectancy linked for low-income Americans

Tanvi Misra from the Atlantic City Lab looks at a recent study that shows life expectancy and geography are linked for low-income Americans. Get the full More...

The unequal geography of Toronto supermarkets

Shawn Micallef at the Toronto Star looks at the unequal geography of Toronto supermarkets that show some neighbourhoods brimming with access to nutritious foods, while More...

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...

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...

Site Selectors Enthusiastic About Palm Beach County

A panel of four site selectors gave a positive endorsement of Palm Beach County as a place to do business during the Business Development Board’s More...

The Higher ED Blog: One community’s failed attempt to engage youth, and how it rallied

It is well known among economic developers that youth are important to a community. Like other migratory creatures, a strong presence indicates an ecosystem in More...

Collaborations that benefit taxpayers, public entities, private-sector firms

Transit-oriented development is a trend with significant momentum in the United States. Because so many people depend on transit systems daily, mixed-use communities have been More...

The Higher ED Blog: How your local library can support economic development

At last month’s Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Conference, I had the pleasure of arranging and attending a field trip to the Toronto Public More...