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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...

Social impact bonds: New opportunities for public-private partnerships

A new type of public-private partnership has emerged. Education and social services are being squeezed by budget constraints in every state, and that is forcing More...

[Statistical] Thoughts on recruiting seniors as economic development

What follows is not a prediction of what will happen, but rather a message of caution that we need to look deeper than what appears, More...

Why Your Print Newsletter is Wasting Valuable Dollars

What was the first thing you did this morning when you woke up? If you are like 80% of smartphone users you likely checked your More...

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...